Nottingham Forest duo Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow are set to join Premier League side Newcastle United before being loaned back for the start of the Championship season. 

According to the Evening Chronicle,  both players are on Tyneside today for medicals with the North East club with the deals set to be complete later today.

Defender, Lascelles, 20,  had been chased by QPR and Spurs but it appears Alan Pardew has won the battle for his signature.

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While Darlow, also 20, was Forest’s number one last season, caught the eye of many Premier League teams and Forest manager Stuart Peace will be more than happy to hold onto him for the next 12 months.



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