Newcastle United have accepted a £4 million bid from Ipswich for striker Shola Ameobi.

Ameobi joined Stoke on-loan in January and Newcastle had negotiated a £4m fee should they gain promotion, but the former England Under-21 international wasn't keen on making the move permanent.

Now Ipswich have stepped in, putting together a package that - when topped up with all the various add-ons - is just a shade under the money Stoke were prepared to pay.