Newcastle are set to get the striker they feel they need in their fight against the drop.

Toon are set to emulate survival rivals Albion with a loan capture from Leicester City.

Islam Slimani is on Tyneside this afternoon for a medical ahead of completing a deal until the end of the season.

Slimani is a Foxes colleague of Leo Ulloa, who this week signed a similar loan agreement with the Seagulls.

Newcastle missed out on the loan capture of Daniel Sturridge, who instead joined West Brom, after failing to secure £22 million-rated Nicolai Jorgensen from Feyenoord.

They are currently one of four teams, along with Albion, on 23 points in the congested battle to avoid the bottom three.

Meanwhile Toon will allow ex-Crawley goalkeeper Freddie Woodman out on loan to Aberdeen after signing Martin Dubravka from Sparta Prague.