On July 25th, French newspaper L’Equipe claimed Strasbourg were edging closer towards completing the signing of Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels.

Belgium newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws now claims the Tyneside club have given permission to the shot stopper to travel to France so that he can complete a switch to Stade de la Meinau this summer.

The 26-year-old is currently undergoing his medical tests and will then sign a four-year deal with Thierry Laurey’s side. The Belgium international’s impending move to the Ligue 1 was also reported by today’s edition of L’Equipe.

The French publication reports there are still a few details left with the Premier League outfit, but the player should join Strasbourg, where he will sign a four-year deal

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On Wednesday, it was reported Rafael Benitez’s side will earn around €4m from the sale of their keeper.

Today’s report suggests Strasbourg will pay less than the above mentioned fee to Newcastle to secure Sels’ signature.