Newcastle have agreed a fee with Lyon in the region of £30m to sign midfielder Bruno Guimaraes..
It is understood the Brazil international will undergo a medical in his homeland on Wednesday.
Arsenal were among a number of clubs interested in signing Guimaraes, who has also been watched closely by Manchester United and PSG, but Eddie Howe's side look to be closing in on the 24-year-old's signature.
Guimaraes has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Lyon this season, registering six assists. He has three caps for the Brazil national team.