Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Crystal Palace for attacking player Dwight Gayle.

Sky Sports report that the 25 year old will arrive on Tyneside today to complete his medical, with the deal set to be finalised on Thursday.

Early on Wednesday there were claims that Dwight Gayle had agreed personal terms and now he is set to be Newcastle’s second signing this week, as well as also the second of the Rafa Benitez reign.

Matz Sels was unveiled by Newcastle on Wednesday, the keeper signing a five year deal and the clubs agreeing a reported fee of just under £5m.

News of Dwight Gayle’s imminent arrival comes as speculation intensifies on Andros Townsend heading the other way.

If the Newcastle winger decides to leave, United will be powerless to stop him after a release clause was included in the contract agreed in January.

Dwight Gayle can play through the middle and up  front, the kind of versatile player that could be ideal in the Championship and potentially teh Premier League if United bounce straight back.

Earlier we featured a very interesting article with quotes from Crystal Palace fans on their thinking of Dwight Gayle potentially moving to Newcastle United, read that HERE.