NEWCASTLE UNITED are on the verge of making their second signing of the summer, with Nick Pope having arrived on Tyneside to undergo a medical.

The Magpies have agreed a fee of around £12m with Burnley for the England international, who requested to leave Turf Moor in the wake of the Clarets' relegation from the top-flight last season.

Pope met Newcastle officials this morning, and is set to complete a medical and finalise his personal arrangements later today.

That should mean he is confirmed as Newcastle's second signing of the summer before the weekend, following full-back Matt Targett, who completed a permanent move from Aston Villa.

Pope has been signed to provide competition for Martin Dubravka, who ended last season as Newcastle's established first-choice goalkeeper.

The 30-year-old has spent the last six seasons with Burnley, making more than 150 senior appearances, and also boasts eight senior England caps.

His arrival is part of a major goalkeeping overhaul being overseen by Eddie Howe this summer, with Freddie Woodman having completed a permanent move to Preston earlier this week.

Karl Darlow is also expected to move on, with Middlesbrough leading a batch of Championship clubs who are battling for his services.