Henri Saivet set to leave Newcastle on loan for Turkey

Newcastle midfielder Henri Saivet has arrived in Turkey ahead of a loan move to Sivasspor.

The deal will also include an option for Sivasspor to buy Saivet on a permanent basis.

Former Manchester City player Robinho already moved to Sivasspor earlier this month, despite being sentenced to jail in Italy for rape.

Saivet, 27, has been out of favour with Rafa Benitez for much of this season, and spent time out on loan at St Etienne last year.

It is understood the Senegal international will be the first of three departures at St James’ Park on Deadline Day.

Benitez insisted he is not ready to walk away from Newcastle, despite enduring a frustrating January transfer window.

Chelsea’s Kenedy is the only player to have arrived this month, joining on loan until the end of the season, while Newcastle have had two bids for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen turned down, and saw Daniel Sturridge opt to join West Brom.