Alan Pardew is one step closer to sealing his second transfer by signing Remy Cabella, after the player’s club, Monpellier, agreed to the terms made by Newcastle United, Daily Star reports.

Despite negotiations with their initial offer failing, Newcastle have finally reached an agreement over for the £6.5 million needed to begin contract talks with the French play-maker.

The 24-year-old midfielder is seen by Alan Pardew as a fitting replacement to former star Yohan Cabaye, who made a £20 million switch to Paris Saint Germain in the January window.

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The Magpies are currently believed to be offering a £50,000-a-week deal with hopes of having it confirmed before he begins his World Cup campaign with France.

Cabella is also being monitored by German side Borussia Dortmund, but looks to be ready to play in the Premier League and be a part of Pardew’s efforts to reinforce his side with French players.

After France beat Norway 4-0, the Monpellier star said: “Newcastle were interested in January and there was contact back then, but it’s difficult to move in mid-season. I expect things to happen soon.”

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