PSV Eindhoven defender Erik Pieters has confirmed he expects to join Newcastle before the close of the transfer window.
Newcastle are chasing the full-back as they see him as the ideal replacement for Jose Enrique following the Spaniard's switch to Liverpool.
The Magpies are reported to have agreed a fee with PSV for Pieters and the 23-year-old has admitted his appearance in Thursday's Europa League win over SV Ried may have been his swansong at the Dutch club.
Pieters told Algemeen Dagblad newspaper: "If a club from the Premier League says they want you, and that is the case, then you know the financial means they have.
"Whether I play for PSV at Excelsior on Sunday or am already at Newcastle I do not know.
"I have not seen much of Newcastle myself but my friend (and fellow Dutchman) Tim Krul keeps me informed."