By Wayne Veysey

6th Jul, 2016 | 12:06pm

Newcastle beat Premier League duo to clinch £5m signing as he jets in to Tyneside - report

By Harry Sykes

Newcastle are close to signing Atletico Madrid full-back Jesus Gamez, according to a report.

Tyneside publication the Chronicle claim Magpies officials are hopeful that Gamez will fly into Newcastle to complete a deal in the next 24 hours.

The Spaniard has been in talks with the Magpies for the past week and is ready to join Rafael Benitez’s Toon revolution.

It was reported by Spanish news outlet Fichajes last week that Everton and West Ham had also made enquires for Gamez,who is rated at £5million.

But now Benitez appears to have won the race as he closes in on his fourth summer signing following the captures of Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Matz Sels.

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Gamez has fallen down the pecking order after signing from Malaga two years ago and made only 10 La Liga appearances in 2015-16, with Juanfran being Diego Simeone’s preference for the right-back slot.

The experienced Spaniard has also been used as a stand-in left-back by Simeone and can play in the heart of defence if needed.

 Gamez has spent his entire career in La Liga. He began with Malaga where he made 256 appearances for the club in 10 seasons before making a £2.2million switch to Atletico in the summer of 2014.

The 31-year-old only has one more year remaining on his contract at the Vicente Calderon and Atleti are expected to sell him this summer rather than risk losing him on a free.

He will bring some experience to Benitez’s back four with the player keen to taste life in England after spending his career with Malaga and Atletico.

In other Newcastle news, Benitez has spelled out to Moussa Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum that they will only leave on the club’s terms.