PHOTO: Grant Hanley on Tyneside for medical ahead of £5.5m Newcastle move

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Grant Hanley's on Tyneside for a medical ahead of a proposed move to Newcastle United.

The Blackburn Rovers defender is close to becoming the club's sixth summer signing.

Newcastle have had an improved £5.5million offer for the 24-year-old accepted by their Championship rivals after a week of talks.

And Hanley was pictured leaving a Tyneside hotel today by Sky Sports.

Hanley, a Scotland international, will bring with him extensive experience of the division.

United take on Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium tonight.

Rafa Benitez's side beaten Dublin side Bohemian 6-0 in their opening pre-season friendly.