Midfielder due on Tyneside for medical ahead of Newcastle move

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Mohamed Diame's set to travel to Tyneside to undergo a medical at Newcastle United.

The club yesterday met the £4.5million release clause in Diame's Hull City contract.

And the midfielder could complete a switch to St James's Park in the next 24 hours.

Newly-promoted Hull lost manager Steve Bruce this summer and a proposed sale of the club has been put back to September.

The uncertainty at the KCOM Stadium is a concern for the club's players ahead of the new Premier League season.

Diame, 29, could join United in time to be involved in Friday night's season-opener against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have also activated the £5million release clause in defender Ciaran Clark's Aston Villa contract.