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Montpellier's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa arrives in England ahead of Newcastle move

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa: Has arrived in England

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has arrived in Newcastle ahead of his proposed move from Montpellier.

Newcastle agreed a deal over the weekend for the 23-year-old defender, who was also rumoured to be interesting Arsenal.

Now the French international has arrived in the North East where the Newcastle hierarchy are hoping to convince him that a move to Tyneside is the right decision for him.

Newcastle are hopeful that Mbiwa, who will also undergo a medical, will finalise his transfer within 48 hours.

Mbiwa is not the only player in talks with Newcastle, as Nancy full-back Massaido Haidara is also in the city to conclude his switch.