West Ham United, Manchester City and Crystal Palace are also reportedly interested in the Swansea City midfielder.
Without mentioning the Swansea City midfielder’s name explicitly, Hutchison has backed him to join Newcastle soon and be a success at St. James’ Park.
Ok ile give NUFC fans a clue. His surname starts with a S and ends in a Y— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) January 11, 2016
The signing of Sooty is really close. With Newcastle it’s never done till its done. #shelvey— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) January 11, 2016
According to BBC Sport, Newcastle have agreed a £12 million fee with Swansea for the transfer of Shelvey. The former Liverpool midfielder will reportedly have a medical with the Magpies today before the deal is finalised.
Swansea City tenure
Shelvey joined Swansea from Premier League rivals Liverpool in the summer of 2013. The England international midfielder soon established himself as a key player for the Swans, making 32 appearances in the Premier League during the 2013-14 campaign.
The 23-year-old scored six goals, created 45 chances, and has a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 42%.
The former Charlton Athletic man scored three goals and created 30 chances in 31 Premier League games for the Swans last season.
Shelvey is struggling at the moment, having scored one goal and created 23 chances in 16 league matches for Swansea so far this term.