Janmaat’s Newcastle United deal is almost done

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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.