By 90Min
July 19, 2017

Norwich City have supposedly rejected an £8m bid from Newcastle United for England U21 winger Jacob Murphy​, according to a report published by Sky Sports.

Murphy featured for Aidy Boothroyd's 'Young Lions' during the 2017 UEFA European U21 Championship in Poland - his performances in the tournament have caught the eye of a number of worthy Premier League suitors, the Magpies being one of the most notable.

England's midfielder Jacob Murphy (L) scores past Poland's goalkeeper Jakub Wrabel during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group A football match England v Poland in Kielce, Poland on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PIOTR NOWAK (Photo credit should read PIOTR NOWAK/AFP/Getty Images)

It's also understood that fellow top-flight outfits Crystal Palace, Southampton, Swansea and West Bromwich Albion have previously shown their interest in Murphy, so Newcastle will have to move fast if they're to nab his services in readiness for next term.

The Canaries are currently undergoing a squad clear-out, with a majority of high-earners being shown the exit door in order to thin the wage bill at the club - John Ruddy and Jonny Howson being the most recent to depart for Wolves and Middlesbrough respectively.

Although the 22-year-old wide-man seems to be a player which the East Anglians are not prepared to sell, to the dismay of Rafa Benitez and co. on Tyneside, presumably.

However the 'Toon' are supposedly prepared to return with an improved offer for the youngster in the hope that they can prise him away from Carrow Road.

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 01: Jacob Murphy of Norwich City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on April 1, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
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Murphy hit the back of the net 10 times for Norwich last term as his side finished 8th in the Championship standings, whilst offering eight assists in the process - a record which would only become more prolific in the Premier League.

Benitez will be desperate to bring fresh faces into St. James' Park in the transfer window, although the Spaniard has already portrayed his frustration on Monday regarding the 'crazy' transfer market, admitting that the club's recruitment process has not been adequate enough so far.


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