The winger has become the latest player to join Rafa Benitez's revoultion at St James' Park.
Atsu has agreed a switch to the north east - with an official announcement expected within hours.
Earlier today Starsport reported claims the 24-year-old was set to join the club.
And we understand all the paperwork has now been signed and completed and Atsu is a Newcastle player.
He's joined on a season-long loan.
The Ghana international has been at Chelsea since 2013 but is yet to play for the club.