It is understood the Magpies have agreed a £7million fee for the Real Zaragosa midfielder, and reports from Spain suggest his representatives are on their way to Tyneside in an attempt to thrash out a deal.
The club, as has been their policy on transfers all summer, was making no comment on Wednesday, but they appear to have nudged their way ahead of a series of other suitors. If the move for Aimar is completed, it will be a welcome boost for fans who have had to deal with a summer of speculation.
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