Newcastle United closing in on Loic Remy, Darren Bent

Newcastle closing in on Remy, Bent
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Joe Kinnear says that Newcastle United are in negotiations to bring Loic Remy and Darren Bent to St James' Park.

Newcastle United director of football Joe Kinnear has said that the Magpies are close to agreeing deals for Loic Remy and Darren Bent.

The 66-year-old revealed that personal terms with Bent have already been agreed and all that is left is to negotiate a fee with Aston Villa.

"We were with Darren's agent for two or three hours, we thrashed out a deal," he told Sky Sports News. "We are still in negotiations with Aston Villa so there is a really strong possibility there.

"Again I hear the latest is that somebody else has all of a sudden shown interest in the player so we have competition from various clubs around the country, but I am not letting go."

Asked if Newcastle are close to signing Remy, Kinnear said: "Yeah I think very much so. I would like to think we are very, very close to agreeing [a deal].

"These are players that me and [manager] Alan [Pardew] have spoken about. These are players that we've all agreed at the club are the type of player we want to bring to Newcastle."

Newcastle are yet to sign a player this summer.

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