The Journal is reporting that Newcastle have agreed a transfer fee with Queens Park Rangers for striker Loic Remy.
The Frenchman is currently on loan at St James’ Park, and having largely impressed since arriving this summer, he could be making a permanent move to Tyneside.
According to The Journal, the Magpies have inserted a buy-out clause in the loan deal that will allow them to sign the player outright for a set amount if they decide to do so.
This basically means Newcastle would have the first option on the player next summer, but another side can still hijack their deal for the France international.
Loic Remy has enjoyed an excellent start to his career in England, but his 6 goals in 14 Premier League matches for QPR were not enough to help the club avoid the drop last season.
He has since moved to Newcastle on a season-long loan, and has already netted two times in first three league matches for the Magpies.