Magpies close on Gosling

Former Everton midfielder set for Newcastle switch

Gosling: Set for Magpies

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Sky Sports News understands that Newcastle United are on the verge of wrapping up a deal to sign free agent Dan Gosling.

The 20-year-old left Everton this summer after it was deemed he was not contracted to the club despite verbally agreeing terms.

Gosling had been attracting interest from Sunderland and West Ham, but it seems that Newcastle have now won the race for his services.

The former Plymouth youngster is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Magpies, becoming the club's second summer signing behind James Perch.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has been strengthening his team this summer after securing their return to the Premier League and is a big fan of Gosling.