Newcastle set to complete sixth summer signing

The two sides have been in negotiations for weeks and have finally made a breakthrough.

The Scotland defender is expected to complete a £5.5m move in the next 48 hours after Rovers opted to cash-in on a third improved bid from their Championship rivals.

Hanley’s arrival will take boss Rafa Benitez’s summer spending past ther £35m mark.

The player was on Tyneside yesterday for a medical and to finalise terms on a three-year contract worth around £30,000-a-week.

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