Date: 24th January 2010 at 9:05pm
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Newcastle United are on the verge of completing a deal for out-of-favour Portsmouth defender Mike Williamson, reports Sky Sports News.

SSN claims that a deal is imminent, and that the 26 year-old is still on Tyneside awaiting a greenlight from Pompey to put on the black and white stripes of United.

Newcastle are understood to have bid £925,000 for the player, but are now ready to up the offer £1.2 million to land a man who is desperately needed by the Magpies to step in for the injured Steven Taylor.

The deal will be wrapped up in the next 48 hours, it is also being touted.