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.