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Chelsea winger Christian Atsu agrees to join Newcastle

Newcastle United's Christian Atsu in action during a Sky Bet Championship match at Portman Road
Image: Christian Atsu will join Newcastle on a four-year deal on July 1 - Sky sources understand

Chelsea winger Christian Atsu has agreed terms on a permanent switch to Newcastle, according to Sky sources.

Sky sources understand the Ghana international will sign a four-year deal at St James' Park and join the Magpies for £6.2m.

Atsu spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Newcastle and scored five times in 35 appearances as the north-east club won the Sky Bet Championship title.

He will become manager Rafa Benitez's first signing of the summer when the transfer window opens on July 1.

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The 25-year-old joined Chelsea from Porto in 2013, but leaves the recently crowned Premier League champions having never made an appearance for the club.

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Atsu, capped 42 times by Ghana, has spent time on loan at Vitesse, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga.

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