Woody coming to Toon

Last updated : 30 January 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The deal is believed to consist of a £9million up front payment together with a potential further £2million dependent on appearances.

Woodgate is due on Tyneside tonight to undertake a medical and discuss personal terms, but his agent has previously claimed that neither would be a problem.

Sky Sports News is claiming that Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd has confirmed to them that he expects the deal to be completed on Friday, but we are still hanging on for official confirmation from either club.