Newcastle are planning to sign four new players this week before the start of the Premier League season - starting with Callum Wilson.

The Bournemouth striker is heading to Tyneside to undergo a medical on Monday ahead of a £20m switch from the relegated Cherries, according to the Northern Echo.

Premier League rivals Aston Villa are understood to have offered a higher bid of £21m, but Wilson turned down the advances of the West Midlands club in favour of Newcastle.

That looks to be because Steve Bruce wants to keep him playing alongside Bournemouth team-mate Ryan Fraser.

The Scot, who became a free agent at the end of the season, is set to pen a deal in the North East.

Callum Wilson is set to leave Bournemouth before their first Championship fixture
Callum Wilson is set to leave Bournemouth for Newcastle this week

Sky Sports report that Fraser, 26, will also undergo a medical on Monday after learning of the Toon’s interest in Wilson.

Fraser was also keen to be closer to his family in Aberdeen, and agreed personal terms over the weekend.

Next, Steve Bruce is looking to sure up his defence in the form of Arsenal centre-back Rob Holding.

The 24-year-old is expected to join on a season-long loan, having been deemed surplus to requirements with the Gunners.

Rob Holding could leave Arsenal on loan this summer
Rob Holding could leave Arsenal on loan this summer

And finally, Newcastle will be hoping to land Norwich City full-back Jamal Lewis for £13.5m.

Lewis, 22, impressed in the top flight with the Canaries last season.

Bruce admitted over the weekend that he was close to a number of signings which would be announced shortly.

“It has been a very difficult couple of weeks, and we can’t deny that,” said Bruce.

Norwich City are likely to be willing to sell Jamal Lewis for the right price
Norwich City are likely to be willing to sell Jamal Lewis for the right price

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“However, we’ve got one or two things working behind the scenes in terms of players coming in. I think all the supporters are eager to see it happen.

“We’re close to one or two things, so let us hope in the next 24 or 48 hours, we can bring one or two in.”