Newcastle closing on Janmaat

  • Last Updated: July 14 2014, 14:25 BST

Newcastle are hopeful of signing Daryl Janmaat which would trigger the transfer of Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal, according to Sky sources.

Daryl Janmaat: Has been on World Cup duty for the Netherlands
Daryl Janmaat: Has been on World Cup duty for the Netherlands

The Magpies are desperate to secure some new faces before they head off to New Zealand on Friday for their pre-season tour.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has already enjoyed the arrival of Alexis Sanchez but has been forced to wait to finalise a deal for defender Debuchy with Newcastle holding off as they search a replacement.

And according to Sky sources, it appears the delay for Wenger could be over with officials at Newcastle and Feyenoord continuing discussions over the Dutch right-back.

Newcastle are hopeful a deal for Janmaat can be concluded within the next few days for a fee reported to be around £6 million.

The St James' Park club are also expecting to secure the acquisition of Monaco striker Emmanuel Rivière for a reported fee of £6m.