Magpies agree Bramble fee
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The England Under-21 international is set to travel to St James' Park on Thursday to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.
The agreed fee has not been disclosed, but is thought to be in the region of £5 million after an initial £4.2 million offer was rejected earlier this week.
Magpies boss Bobby Robson had made Bramble one of his top summer targets and he seems set to land his man.
Ipswich faced a fight to hold onto the promising defender after their relegation from The Premiership last season and have been forced to cash-in on the player.
Town boss George Burley admitted it will be sad to lose Bramble, having seen him come through the ranks at Portman Road.
"It will be sad to lose Titus if he does agree to join Newcastle," Burley told the club's official website.
"He is a player I have watched from Under-15 level all the way to the first-team at this club.
"He has tremendous natural ability and has the potential to become a future England international.
"Unfortunately the offer Newcastle have made for Titus is something the club could not turn down at this moment in time. However I am confident that we are well covered in the centre of defence with a good mix of youth and experience."
Should Bramble sign for Newcastle he will join former Town team-mate Kieron Dyer on Tyneside and become Newcastle's second signing of the close-season after the capture of Portuguese international Hugo Viana from Sporting.
Meanwhile, Newcastle defender Gary Caldwell has signed a new two-year deal at the club.
The 22-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Hibernian, will do the same again this season with a loan move to First Division Coventry City.
The Scottish international is highly-rated at St James' Park, but the club are willing to let him go out on loan to gain first team experience.