Marseille star completes Newcastle medical ahead of £12m switch

Newcastle United are set to complete a move for Marseille star Florian Thauvin after undergoing a club medical, according to reports from the Mirror.

The 22-year-old is said to be in negotiations over a £50,000-a-week deal as he edges closer to finalizing his £12million transfer.

However, as part of their efforts to complete the transfer, the Ligue 1 side have agreed terms to sign Magpies midfielder Remy Cabella on a season-long loan with the option to make the switch permanent.

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Thauvin has constantly been linked with Newcastle over the past few months as manager Steve McClaren prepares to increase his spending to almost £50million this summer.

The winger featured 38 times in all competitions for his side last term, scoring five goals while providing a further seven assists.

McClaren is still keen on reinforcing his squad as he is yet to register his first win after drawing their season opener against Southampton 2-2 and losing 2-0 to Swansea City at the weekend.