Algeria's Nabil Bentaleb is on Tyneside for a medical ahead of sealing a loan move to Newcastle from German side Schalke, Futaa understands.
The lanky Algerian is expected to join until the end of the season from Schalke 04 with Steve Bruce hoping he can bolster his midfield.
Bentaleb is open to a permanent move after snubbing a switch to Crystal Palace in favour of the Magpies. The 6ft 2in midfielder had been relegated to the reserves with Schalke and is looking for a fresh start.
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