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Newcastle are closing in on a deal to sign New Zealand forward Chris Wood from Burnley.

With Callum Wilson set for an extended spell on the sidelines with a calf problem, Newcastle are keen to strengthen their attacking options in the battle to stay up, with Chris Wood agreeing to join in a £20m deal.

Wood, 30, is understood to have travelled to Tyneside after Burnley accepted a bid having activated a release clause in the player’s contract.

The veteran Kiwi international joined Burnley from Leeds for £15m in 2017 and was the club’s record signing at the time.

Wood has scored three Premier League goals this season and now looks set to swap the Clarets’ own survival bid to bolster Eddie Howe’s frontline.

Newcastle – dumped out of the FA Cup at home by Sky Bet League One Cambridge last weekend – sit second bottom, but level on 11 points with Burnley, albeit having played two matches more.

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