Newcastle United news: Atsu on Tyneside, Riviere on move

Christian Atsu is set to become Newcastle United's 12th summer signing.

Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 10:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 3:06 pm
Christian Atsu

The Chelsea winger is on Tyneside for a medical after the two clubs yesterday agreed a deal for a season-long loan.

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Cheick Tiote was in Turkey over the weekend for talks with Galatasaray.

Striker Emmanuel Riviere is close to joining Spanish club Osasuna on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent £6million move.

Meanwhile, midfielder Mohamed Diamehas revealed what Rafa Benitez told United's players before Saturday's game against Brighton and Hove Albion, which Newcastle won 2-0 to move up to fourth place in the Championship.