Steven Taylor is set to win a bumper new contract at Newcastle United.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is an admirer of Taylor who enhanced his reputation this summer with some commanding shows for England Under-21s at the European Championships, where he drew comparisons with John Terry.

But after announcing fellow U21 star James Milner has signed a new four-year deal, boss Sam Allardyce will turn his attentions to landing Taylor on an extended deal, says the Mirror.