Newcastle agree £12m deal to sign Jacob Murphy from Norwich

Norwich City's Jacob Murphy celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich.
Image: Jacob Murphy has scored 10 goals in 42 appearances for Norwich City

Newcastle have agreed a deal in the region of £12m to sign Norwich winger Jacob Murphy, according to Sky sources.

The 22-year-old has been one of the newly-promoted side's principle targets this summer and is now set to undergo a medical and finalise personal terms.

Sky sources reported last week that Newcastle had seen an £8m offer rejected and Murphy's representatives subsequently met with Canaries officials last Thursday to try and push the move through.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 24:  Rafa Benitez manager of Newcastle United celebrates victory and promotion after the Sky Bet Championship match be
Image: Rafa Benitez is set to add Jacob Murphy as his fifth signing of the summer

Sky Sports News HQ understands Crystal Palace, Southampton, Swansea and West Bromwich Albion had previously shown an interest in Murphy, who starred for England's U21s at the recent European Championships in Poland.

He scored an important goal against the hosts in the group stage that helped England ensure a place in the semi-finals.

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Murphy is a graduate of Norwich City's academy and signed a new deal at the club only last November. He previously spent time on loan at Swindon, Southend, Blackpool, Scunthorpe, Colchester and Coventry.

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