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Newcastle push to close deal for Norwich winger Jacob Murphy

Newcastle United are chasing Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy.

The Mirror says Newcastle are trying to finalise a deal for Murphy.

Rafa Benitez is closing in on the £8 million-rated England Under-21 international as his summer spending plans begin to kick into gear.

But the Toon boss faces stiff competition from Premier League rivals Southampton and Crystal Palace who are also in the race.

Murphy, 22, has now come of age at Carrow Road, having impressed while on loan at Coventry City.

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