Newcastle United agree Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa deal?

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
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A report claims that Newcastle United are closing in on the signing of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Montpellier.

Premier League side Newcastle United have reportedly agreed a fee with Montpellier for their defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

The Magpies are said to be eager to sign a centre-back during this month's transfer window, with Argentine international Fabricio Coloccini known to be keen to leave Tyneside in favour of a return to his homeland.

Having considered a number of options, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has identified Yanga-Mbiwa as the ideal candidate to fill the void, according to Sky Sports News.

The report has claimed that Newcastle will part with £6.7m to sign the 23-year-old.

Yanga-Mbiwa has spent his entire professional career with Montpellier.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini applauds the away fans after the game at Norwich on January 12, 2013
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