Rafael Benitez is closing in on his first signing for life back in the Premier League after agreeing a fee with Chelsea for winger Christian Atsu
It is understood that both clubs have now reached agreement on a deal which will cost Newcastles around of £6.5.
It’s said Benitez is a big fan after the Ghanian spent this Championship season on loan with Rafa’s title-winning side.
However, it is also reported that there is still a bit to go before the transfer is completed.
Atsu made 32 league appearances and scored five goals for Newcastle this season either side of a trip to the African Nations Cup with Ghana, who lost to eventual winners Cameroon in the semi-finals.
According to SkySports news reporter
Atsu joined the Blues in a £3.5m move from Porto during the summer of 2013.
Although he still hasn’t played a first-team game for Chelsea. He’s had loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga as well as Newcastle
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