Chelsea’s Christian Atsu is close to joining Newcastle on a season-long loan
It is understood an option to buy the 24-year-old Ghana international outright is also under discussion between the clubs.
Atsu signed for Chelsea in a £3.5m deal from Porto in 2013 but is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Blues. The winger has been loaned out in each of his three seasons since signing a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
Atsu joined Chelsea’s affiliate Vitesse Arnhem in 2013-14, Everton in 2014-15 and both Bournemouth and Malaga last season.