Chelsea winger Christian Atsu agrees to join Newcastle
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 16/05/17 1:00pm
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.
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.
Atsu, capped 42 times by Ghana, has spent time on loan at Vitesse, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga.