The protracted transfer saga looks to be nearing its end, with the Magpies close to getting their man despite rival interest from around Europe.
The clubs have reportedly agreed on a £13 million fee and the Serbian striker looks set to join the Magpies despite interest from Porto and Roma.
The 20-year old’s switch had seemed imminent on a number of occasions but reports emerged, from the likes of the Northern Echo, that the player himself was holding out on a move elsewhere, after Newcastle and Anderlecht agreed a fee.
It now appears that he has been persuaded to swap Belgium for England, however, and the Magpies will be hoping to wrap up a deal before the end of the weekend.
Mitrovic enjoyed a fruitful campaign last year - bagging 20 goals - and his arrival would represent a second coup for Steve McClaren this summer, after securing the services of Georginio Wijnaldum last week.
It had been a frustrating start to the transfer window for the Toon Army but things now seem to be picking up pace - and the next few weeks look set to usher in a further flurry of activity on Tyneside. Promising times...?