Newcastle's fierce rivals Sunderland are reportedly interested in re-signing the Magpies Daryl Murphy as they look for attacking reinforcements following the departure of Jermain Defoe to Bournemouth.
Following a record of 43 goals in Murphy's last three seasons, a
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However, with the Magpies parting with £3m for Murphy only last summer the stumbling block for Sunderland could be their transfer demands as they have limited funds this summer, therefore Black Cats are said to be favouring a short-term deal for the forward.
Despite scoring six goals last season to help Newcastle secure promotion to the Premier League, the club are set to sell him ahead of the new campaign.
Murphy himself said last month of his future: "Rafa is a top, top manager. He texted me after the Uruguay game to say well done.
“I spoke to him last week about my future and he thanked me for what I had done and said they were going to listen to a few offers. I said ‘that’s fine’.
“I always knew I had been brought in there to do a specific job, to help the club get promoted. I had no illusions that I was going to be starting for Newcastle in the Premier League if we got up."