Newcastle are reportedly trying to finalise a deal to sign Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy.
Toon boss Rafael Benitez is close to grabbing the £8million-rated England Under-21 international as business starts to pick up at St James’ Park.
However, Benitez faces competition from Crystal Palace and Southampton for the 22-year-old, according to the report in the Daily Mirror.
Murphy had been on the radar of several clubs going into the European Under-21 Championships but that interest has stepped up after a successful tournament for the Three Lions and the player himself.
It is reported that all three clubs are willing to meet Norwich’s £8m asking price but that Murphy favours teaming up with Benitez over a move further south.