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Chelsea winger to seal loan move to Newcastle

Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is expected on Tyneside to seal a loan move to Newcastle United.

The 24-year-old Ghana international is due to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms after the two clubs agreed a deal which will see him spend the rest of the season at St James' Park.

Newcastle United's Rafa Benitez Credit: PA

Atsu joined the Blues in a £3.5million switch from Porto in September 2013, but is yet to make a senior appearance for the club and has been loaned out to Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga since his arrival.


Newcastle's Bigirimana rejoins Coventry City

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Newcastle United midfielder Gael Bigirimana has rejoined League One side Coventry City on a permanent deal.

The 22-year-old Burundi international originally moved to the Magpies from the Sky Blues in July 2012 and also had a loan spell back at the Ricoh Arena last season.

Bigirimana made 25 appearances for United in all competitions during his four years on Tyneside but hasn't featured for the first team since a League Cup tie at Morecambe in August 2013.


Newcastle sign DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham for undisclosed fee

Sunderland's DeAndre Yedlin (right) appearing against Arsenal in April Credit: PA

Newcastle United have completed the signing of United States international defender DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old full-back signed a five-year-contract at St. James' Park and becomes the ninth player to join the Magpies' first team squad this summer.

Yedlin began his career at the University of Akron, in Ohio, before turning professional with Seattle Sounders in January 2013.

Yedlin spent the whole of last season out on loan at Sunderland.

A 39-cap international, Yedlin made his debut in February 2014 and had represented his country at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Copa America.

He said:

Newcastle is such a big and historic club, and I'm excited to have the honour of playing for them. Hopefully I can do great things here," said Yedlin.

I'm excited to learn under Rafa Benitez as well. He has an amazing résumé and I know he will help improve me a lot.

I can't wait to get started."

– DeAndre Yedlin

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez added:

We have known for a little while of Watford's interest in Daryl Janmaat, so it was important for us to bring in a replacement immediately.

In DeAndre we have a player who knows English football well. He has good experience, an attacking mentality, ability and great pace.

I think he can do really well for us and will give us good competition on the right."

– Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Watford sign Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat for undisclosed fee

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Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat has completed his transfer to Watford for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old Dutch international arrived on Tyneside in July 2014 from Feyenoord, having impressed at that summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Janmaat made 77 appearances in all competitions for the Magpies during just over two seasons at St. James' Park, scoring four goals. His final outing for United came in a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town earlier this month.

Newcastle United said:

The Club wishes to place on record its thanks to Daryl for his efforts during his time at Newcastle. He leaves with our best wishes for his future at Watford.

– Newcastle United
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