By Harry Sykes
Newcastle have accepted a £7.5million bid from Watford for defender Daryl Janmaat, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed on their transfer centre blog on Tuesday (8.37pm) that the Championship club have agreed to sell the Holland international.
It is said that Janmaat is travelling to London for a medical ahead of completing a move to the Premier League outfit.
The 27-year-old was left out of Rafael Benitez’s squad for the EFL Cup clash against Bristol City on Tuesday night in a signal that a move was imminent.
Sky report that Tottenham’s DeAndre Yedlin has been lined up to replace Janmaat at St James’ Park.
The Chronicle claimed earlier on Tuesday night that Watford were closing in on Janmaat as the deal was close to being finalised.
This is a blow to West Ham, who have also been strongly linked with the player in recent days.
Benitez hinted on Monday that Janmaat could be set to leave, as he was quoted as saying that Newcastle would listen to offers for the Holland international.
Rafa on Janmaat: "I told him if he's here it's because I like him. If we get an offer we will analyse it" #nufc
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 22, 2016
Janmaat joined the Magpies two years ago for around £5million from Feyenoord
The Holland international made 32 appearances for Newcastle in their doomed Premier League campaign, but did bag two goals and four assists.
He has also played in 27 matches for his country.
In other Newcastle transfer news, they have joined the race for a West Ham target.