The 26-year-old left-back has become surplus to requirements at Aston Villa since they signed Lucas Digne from Everton.


Digne is Steven Gerrard’s first-choice left-back and Targett was an unused substitute in their last two Premier League games.



Newcastle have been in talks with Villa to secure a deal to sign Targett until the end of the season.


And Newcastle have now worked out an agreement with Aston Villa to secure a deal to sign Targett on loan.



The two clubs have now a deal in place for the left-back to move to the north east for the rest of the season.


Targett is now expected to travel to Newcastle and undergo a medical ahead of joining the Magpies on loan.



Eddie Howe has been looking to bring in a new left-back for his squad throughout the January window.


Newcastle are aiming to sign three players today to strengthen their chances of survival this season.