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.