The 20-year-old is on his way to the Magpies after two impressive seasons with RSCA. He has scored 44 goals in 90 appearances for the Belgian side since joining from Partizan in 2013, and has also managed to net once in 13 matches for Serbia since making his international debut in the same year.
This has led to the Toon making a £13 million move for the player, ahead of their fellow Premier League side. It may be that the youngster would prefer to go to St. James’ Park as he will be a more important player with the North East outfit. Papiss Cisse currently features up front for Steve McLaren’s side, but was in poor form last season and could be overhauled in the pecking order with some good performances.
At Stamford Bridge the striker would likely be a back up for Diego Costa. Although with the Spain international’s dodgy hamstrings and Loic Remy being linked away [Daily Star] it could be that whoever Jose Mourinho brings to the club will actually have a large part to play in their campaign.