Report: Emmanuel Riviere undergoing Newcastle United medical

Monaco's French forward Emmanuel Riviere (L) vies for the ball with Marseille's Brazilian defender Lucas Mendes (R) during the French L1 football match on January 26, 2014
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Emmanuel Riviere reportedly undergoes a medical with Newcastle United ahead of a proposed move to St James' Park from Monaco.

Newcastle United are reportedly closing in on the signing of Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere.

Yesterday, reports emerged claiming that the Magpies have agreed a fee of £6.3m with the French outfit.

According to Sky Sports News, Riviere is now undergoing a medical with the North-East club ahead of his proposed transfer.

The forward found the back of the net 10 times in 30 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit last season.

Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United looks on fromthge stands during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St James' Park on April 5, 2014
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