Ajax's Vurnon Anita is currently having a medical at Newcastle, Press Association Sport understands.
A fee of around £6.7million is reported to have been agreed between the two clubs and the Magpies now look well-placed to tie up a deal for Anita in time for their opening Barclays Premier League game of the season at home against Tottenham on Saturday.
The 23-year-old has won three senior caps for Holland having played for them at various youth levels, but was not part of their squad for Euro 2012.
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