Newcastle have seen off competition from West Ham to agree a deal to sign Leicester attacker Harvey Barnes.
As reported by The Athletic, Newcastle are on the verge of signing Barnes from the recently-relegated Foxes for £38 million ($49m), with Eddie Howe’s beating the Hammers to the winger’s signature.
Personal terms are not expected to be an issue, meaning Barnes will soon become Newcastle’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Sandro Tonali and Yankuba Minteh.
Newcastle have been working on a deal for Barnes since the start of the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old was Leicester’s top scorer last season with 13 goals in 34 Premier League appearances.Barnes was always likely to be one of the big names departing Leicester this summer as the club looked to reduce its wage bill following relegation to the Championship. On Wednesday Newcastle flew out to the USA for their pre-season tour, but Barnes could join them at some stage.