Newcastle United's loan move for Everton left-back Brendan Galloway could be delayed until after the Huddersfield Town clash this weekend.

The Magpies had hoped to bring in the defender in time for the Terreirs' visit, but the Toffees are understood to have put the deal on hold.

According to, the Toon's move for Galloway is all but complete, but Everton will not allow their man to leave until Lamine Kone has signed for the Blues from Sunderland.

The deal for the Black Cats' defender is thought to be worth around £18m and was expected to go through ahead of Everton's Premier League opener against Tottenham this weekend, but it has hit minor set-backs.

Lamine Kone up against Manchester City's David Silva

Manchester United pair Paddy McNair and Donald Love signed for Sunderland earlier today, which could pave the way for Kone's exit, which would in turn give Galloway the green light to sign for the Toon.

Newcastle will therefore face a race against time to get the defender's documents to the Football League in time for the Huddersfield Town clash.

League rules state: "a player will only be eligible to play in a match organised by The League if the appropriate forms for his registration or the transfer of his registration (including, for the avoidance of doubt, Temporary Loan Transfers) are received and found to be in order by The League by 12.00 noon on the day prior to the date of such match."

It is touch-and-go whether Galloway will be available for the weekend's match, with Paul Dummett likely to start for Newcastle should the Football League not confirm the deal by midday on Friday.