Toon strike Anita deal

Newcastle close on Dutch ace

Vurnon Anita: Close to Newcastle move

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Newcastle United have reached agreement with Ajax over Dutch international Vurnon Anita, Sky Sports understands.

The Magpies have been chasing Anita for most of the summer, but whilst they have endured frustration with a number of targets in the past few weeks - they now look to be close to finalising one.

Anita, 23, who can play left-back or in midfield, is now set to make his farewell appearance for Ajax on Sunday - when they open their league campaign against AZ Alkmaar.

Reports in Holland suggest the deal is around €8million (£6.2million), although the player is yet to finalise terms.

He is likely to fly to England on Monday to undergo a medical ahead of completing a move to Tyneside.