DEADLINE DAY: Newcastle defender set for Italian job

EXIT? ... Newcastle's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
EXIT? ... Newcastle's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
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MAPOU Yanga-Mbiwa is set to joing AS Roma on loan.

The Newcastle United defender will be allowed to leave the club on a season-long – if the club can bring in a replacement.

Yanga-Mbiwa, sidelined with an ankle problem, has found his opportunities limited at St James’s Park.

And Roma appear to have edged ahead of the other clubs vying to sign the 25-year-old.

However, there is still some work to be done if the proposed deal is to be completed.

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