The Japanese striker has boarded a flight and is heading for the North East
Newcastle have reportedly agreed a fee to sign Yoshinori Muto.
The Mainz striker is understood to have boarded a flight from Japan and is set to arrive in Newcastle shortly.
Sky Sports claim the fee is £9.5m and will see the 26-year-old arrive to potentially replace Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is currently in negotiations with Fulham.
The deal for Muto is subject to him securing a work permit, which is not expected to be an issue.
Last season at Mainz, the striker netted ten times in 30 matches, also recording five assists.
Muto had earlier posted a cryptic picture of him boarding his flight on Instagram.