Newcastle agree £12m deal to sign Jacob Murphy from Norwich
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 18/07/17 7:56am
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.
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.
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.