Toon wait on Doumbia, eye another forward and left-back

Date published: Monday 1st February 2016 10:49

Seydou Doumbia: Seals loan move to Newcastle

Newcastle are awaiting the results of medical tests on Roma striker Seydou Doumbia, while Steve McClaren eyes another two singings.

Ivory Coast international Doumbia has undergone a medical and agreed personal terms with a view to signing a deal until the end of the season.

Doumbia joined Roma from CSKA Moscow in January last year, but made only 14 appearances, eight of them as a substitute, and scored two goals before heading back to CSKA on loan in August.

Newcastle head coach McClaren is desperate to add to his striking resources with the club having tabled a £21million bid for West Brom’s Saido Berahino on Sunday, and there are several irons currently in the fire.

The Magpies were awaiting a formal response from the Baggies on Monday morning on what promised to be a long day with Stoke having also registered their interest and Tottenham long-time admirers.

Newcastle have also been monitoring the situations of Chelsea’s Loic Remy and Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis should their approach for Berahino come to nothing, with West Brom insisting the player is not for sale this month.

McClaren is also keen to add a left-back with Kieran Gibbs linked, but Arsene Wenger insists the England defender will not be leaving Arsenal.

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