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.