The German international has long been linked with Chelsea and it seems the Premier League side are set to finally sign him.
As part of the deal it is reported that Chelsea will send Kevin de Bruyne on loan to Bayer Leverkusen.
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.