Cabella arrives for Newcastle medical

The France international midfielder, who scored 14 goals for Montpellier in Ligue 1 last season, is set to join Siem de Jong, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback in moving to Tyneside
By William Joyce

Remy Cabella has arrived for a medical ahead of his move to Newcastle, Goal understands.

As exclusively revealed by Goal earlier on Sunday, the Montpellier midfielder is one of three deals which the Magpies are very close to sealing.

The 24-year-old, who was part of the France squad eliminated by Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals, has been a long-term target for Alan Pardew's side.

Cabella, an attacking midfielder, scored 14 goals and made five assists in Ligue 1 for Montpellier last season.

Newcastle hope to follow his acquisition with Netherlands international Daryl Janmaat and Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere before they depart for a pre-season tour of New Zealand late next week.

Pardew has moved quickly to bolster his squad this summer, with Siem de Jong, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback all having already arrived at St James's Park.