With the former-Swansea winger having had a torrid time at City, Newcastle hope for a cut-price offer to be accepted.
Newcastle United are looking set to beat West Bromwich Albion to the signing of Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair.
Sports Direct News say the Magpies are willing to offer £5m for the 24-year-old. West Brom were thought to be leading the race for Sinclair until it was revealed that they could only afford to take him on loan, with both player and parent club preferring a permanent move.
City paid £6m to Swansea for the player just one year ago, but after making only two starts in the league in the 2012-13 season City are simply hoping to recoup what they paid – and are willing to negotiate.
Sinclair would make an excellent addition to Newcastle’s wide-playing contingent, with Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan proving far too inconsistent opposite the sterling Hatem Ben Arfa.
In Sinclair’s one full season with Swansea in the Premier League he accumulated eight goals and four assists in 35 league matches, making him one of the hottest young prospects going.
However, after City’s acquisition Sinclair found himself desperately short on playing time, thanks in no small part to former manager Roberto Mancini’s neglect of wide players, often opting to play a narrow four-man midfield.
Should City allow him to move to Newcastle he would almost certainly see an awful lot more playing time within Alan Pardew’s pacy, wide attack.