Magpies 'agree' Edmilson deal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sky Sports News understands Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign Edmilson.Sky Sports News understands Newcastle United have agreed a deal, in principle, to sign Edmilson.
The versatile Barcelona man is currently recovering from knee surgery, but it has not deterred the Magpies from launching a bid.
Edmilson is likely to be out of action for four to six months, having undergone the operation last week.
A Newcastle delegation, headed by manager Sam Allardyce, travelled to Spain on Thursday to hold talks with Barcelona and Edmilson.
It now appears that Allardyce has come to an agreement with Edmilson, who can play at centre-half or in a midfield holding role.
Barcelona are reportedly willing to accept a nominal fee for the 30-year-old, with the Brazilian having 12 months remaining on his contract.
During the trip to Catalunya, Allardyce is also understood to be enquiring about the availability of former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.