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The midfielder has revealed that the two clubs have agreed a fee and hopes to finish the move very soon insisting he is grateful to de Amsterdammers for bringing him through

Ajax have accepted a bid of around €8.5 million (£6.6m) from Newcastle for midfielder Vurnon Anita, the player has revealed.

The Magpies have been chasing the player all summer but have thus far been unsuccessful in their attempts to sign the 23-year-old, with the Amsterdam giants desperate to hold onto him.

However, after his side’s 2-2 draw with AZ in their opening Eredivisie match of the season, the Netherlands international revealed that the two clubs have reached an agreement that will see the player move to the Premier League side, but insists he has not agreed terms with Newcastle yet.

Anita told reporters: "The clubs have a deal, I think €8.5m. Now I have to reach an agreement with Newcastle. I have an offer, but I cant say more about this.

"The clubs have agreed a fee, but I have not," the midfielder also told Eredivisie Live. "I'm still an Ajax player. I think it will be finished soon, but you never know how it will go.

"I have played for Ajax for 13 years, it has been a great time and I am grateful to Ajax."

The 23-year-old insisted that he will not move to the Sports Direct Arena unless the terms are right, claiming he would be more than happy to remain at the Eredivisie champions.

Anita told Voetbal International: "Now it's up to me. But first I want to talk with the manager of Newcastle United before taking a decision.

"The whole picture has to be right for me."

Ajax coach Frank de Boer made no attempts to hide his disappointment in the sale of one of his key players.

"The clubs are almost finished with the deal," De Boer said. "Of course I believe that is very bad. Vurnon is a really important player for us. The season has just started, but there are some things you can’t do anything about."

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