Arsenal defender Rob Holding is reportedly close to making the loan move to Newcastle United.
Despite this, his playing time will be limited with the arrival of Gabriel and the loan return of William Saliba, and the Gunners are happy to loan him out.
According to TalkSPORT, the centre-back is close to making the temporary switch to the Magpies, where he will be assured regular game time.
Holding has started to find his feet after a long-term knee injury, but he has not been able to show the consistency as he has been in and out of the lineup.
Holding has been identified as the alternative target and the Magpies are set to land his services this week without the option for a permanent purchase.