With Georginio Wijnaldum en route to Tyneside, speculation has also ramped up that Aleksandar Mitrovic is also on his way to Newcastle.
The striker has long been linked to United and with his apparent first choice of AS Roma not coming up with a suitable offer, the way looks clear for Newcastle.
The latest episode in the long running saga now sees Mitrovic’ notorious ‘Super Agent’ Pini Zahavi declaring that the transfer will be completed today.
Zahavi has told Sudinfo in Belgium that Mitrovic will join the ‘club of Philippe Albert’ in the next few hours.
“The transfer will be completed in the coming hours.
“Aleksandar Mitrovic will sign a contract for five seasons for the former club of Philippe Albert.”
Sudinfo report that the deal will be for five years and the total fee around the 18m Euros (£13m) mark.
This follow Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN) reporting the following earlier today:
‘According to our information, Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will almost certainly agree a contract for five seasons at Newcastle.
Yesterday you could read in this newspaper that Anderlecht and Newcastle were at the table about Mitrovic . Yesterday, the case gathered momentum.
Sources close to the case expect the deal still to be agreed this week (today) .
The specific amount that Anderlecht will eventually land for the Serbian striker is not known, though Herman Van Holsbeeck (Anderlecht General Manager) has always said he would stick to the transfer of 17 to 18 million euros.’