Newcastle United have reportedly agreed a £8m deal with Porto for the transfer of Congo International Chancel Mbemba.
Filed: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 22:11 UK
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 22:11 UK
Newcastle United centre-back Chancel Mbemba has reportedly agreed a deal to sign for Porto this summer.
The Congo international was not in Rafael Benitez‘s plans last season and was used as a back-up to Florian Lejeuene, Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark.
According to the Mirror, Newcastle will sell the defender to the Portuguese club for £8million and Mbemba will sign a four-year deal.
The report adds that the 23-year-old is attracted to the prospect of playing Champions League football next season, while the Magpies are looking to lower their wage bill of around £95m.
Benitez’s side finished 10th in the Premier League last season in their return to the English top flight.
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