Massadio Haidara 'to have medical at Newcastle today'

Massadio Haidara of AS Nancy Lorraine at a press conference ahead of their match with Montpellier on October 29, 2011
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Nancy defender Massadio Haidara jets in to the North East to undergo a medical ahead of a move to Newcastle United.

Newcastle United are poised to sign Nancy defender Massadio Haidara once he has completed a medical at the club.

The 20-year-old has been expected to join the Premier League outfit after the French club revealed that a transfer had been agreed.

It is believed that the defender has touched down in the North East to complete a medical, according to Sky Sports News.

The Magpies are also close to finalising a move for Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran.

Massadio Haidara of AS Nancy Lorraine at a press conference ahead of their match with Montpellier on October 29, 2011
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