Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali is on the verge of joining Newcastle United from AC Milan, as confirmed by his agent.
The 23-year-old is expected to undergo a medical soon and sign a six-year contract with the English club.
“When such an important offer is received it is difficult to refuse both for the club and the player,” he said
According to Giuseppe Riso, the deal could be worth up to 80 million euros (£68.5 million), including add-ons.
While final details are yet to be worked out, Tonali’s move to Newcastle United seems imminent.
The midfielder played a crucial role in Milan’s Italian title-winning campaign last season and was also part of the team that made it to the Champions League semi-finals.
He is currently representing Italy at the Under-21 European Championship.