Newcastle United are ready to drop their asking price for Shola Ameobi.

The Journal says with Ameobi unhappy with life on Tyneside and keen to get out as quickly as possible, United are now willing to compromise.

A source close to the player said: "Shola would be willing to move to Norwich because he enjoyed working with Glenn Roeder and he gets on well with (Norwich assistant manager) Lee Clark, but the problem is the fee and his wages.

"At this stage, Norwich haven't got the money to sign him, but they are hoping Newcastle will accept a reduced offer the closer it gets to the start of the season."