NEWCASTLE United were today hoping to clinch the signing of Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat.
The 24-year-old had been due on Tyneside yesterday to undergo a medical after the two clubs agreed a fee, believed to be £5m.
But Janmaat was not able to travel because of illness, and his visit had to be rearranged.
The Holland international – who played in Saturday’s World Cup third-place play-off – is understood to have agreed a six-year contract at St James’s Park.
Should, as expected, Janmaat formally become a Newcastle player, right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be allowed to join Arsenal.
Debuchy has undergone a medical and agreed terms with the north London club.
Arsenal have agreed to pay £10m for the France international.