Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is set to undergo a medical at Newcastle ahead of a season-long loan deal a source close to the Championship club has told ESPN.

Remy 26 has been a long-term target of the Magpies and spurned the opportunity to move to St James' Park in January when he opted to join QPR for £8 million instead.

The news of the France international's impending move follows on from the Magpies' director of football Joe Kinnear confirming that a deal for the player was close to being completed.

When asked if Newcastle were close to signing Remy the Irishman replied: "I think very much so. I would like to think we are very very close to agreeing that. I would think maybe Monday or Tuesday we will be a position to say yay or nay but I am very happy about how that deal is going at the moment."

Lyon confirmed last week that they had agreed a fee with Newcastle for the transfer of striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

That deal is believed to be taking longer to complete than first expected but Kinnear has said he is also looking to bring in Aston Villa's Darrent Bent to bolster the club's frontline for the season.

Fulham appear favourites to land Bent 29 for around £5 million but the former Wimbledon boss is not giving up hope of luring the striker to St James' Park after being instructed to do so by manager Alan Pardew.