Newcastle United set to sell Yankuba Minteh as £33m deal agreed for youngster

Yankuba Minteh looks set to sign for Brighton & Hove Albion after Newcastle United made a breakthrough on selling the teenage winger.

After discussions with Everton and Lyon resulted in no deal being struck, Minteh then spoke to the Seagulls and personal terms are now being finalised as the player got his wish to stay in the Premier League. Newcastle have this evening confirmed that a £33million deal has been struck.

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But that may not be the end of the sales for Newcastle ahead of the June 30 PSR health check deadline. Chronicle Live has learned that talks between Liverpool and Newcastle did take place for Anthony Gordon and the England international's future is very much up in the air until the club's FFP situation settles down.

The fact that Newcastle have reluctantly parted with Minteh - a player Eddie Howe had originally insisted he wanted to stay with the Magpies - sums up United's desperation.

A medical has now been set up for Minteh and Newcastle have eased any concerns on PSR and the threat of points deduction. And while club chiefs were not flustered by the club's financial situation, it's believed the sale of Minteh and others is solely down to PSR.

Newcastle are also in talks with a Saudi Pro League club to sell Callum Wilson if personal terms can be agreed.