Newcastle closing in on permanent Matt Targett deal

Everton v Newcastle United – Premier League – Goodison Park
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Newcastle hope to launch their summer recruitment drive within days by completing a permanent deal for full-back Matt Targett.

The 26-year-old Aston Villa defender enjoyed a successful loan spell on Tyneside during the second half of last season and the Magpies are keen to tie up the transfer as soon as possible, the PA news agency understands.

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