Newcastle United round-up: Mbemba confirmed, Toney set for medical

A round-up of the latest news from St James's Park, as the Magpies signed another young talent.

Newcastle United have finally completed the signing of defender Chancel Mbemba, after he was given a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) at an FA hearing, an indication that a work permit will be awarded in due course.

The club website stated that the player still had some visa applications to process overseas, but that the Congo international should join up with the squad in the near future.

The 20-year-old is the Magpies' third signing of the summer, and the second from Belgian side Anderlecht, after joining for a fee the Mirror report as being £8 million.

BBC Sport report that Steve McClaren is close to finalising another signing, with 19-year-old Northampton Town forward Ivan Toney the man to make the move the St James's Park.

The player, who scored 10 goals last season, is due on Tyneside on Friday for his medical, the BBC claim.

The agent of Milan forward M'Baye Niang, another attacker reported to be on Newcastle's radar, has said the 20-year-old wants to stay at the San Siro despite interest from elsewhere, according to comments that appeared in Tutto Mercato Web.

"We are not looking for other clubs, because when he has signed his new contract, our intentions, and the club's too, were clear," Niang's representative Moussa Ndiaye told TMW.

"Milan have shown confidence in him, and the boy wants to play his chances.

"I can confirm that many clubs have contacted me, but M'Baye doesn't want to leave.

"Milan have reinforced their offensive line, but Niang is ready to fight for a place."

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