Report: Newcastle fan Jacob Murphy turns down Crystal Palace move

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez

Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are both reportedly interested in Jacob Murphy, with the player favouring a move to the latter.

Jacob Murphy has turned down a move to Crystal Palace as he hopes to join boyhood club Newcastle United, according to the Chronicle.

The Northern Echo have reported that the Magpies are to make a final £10million offer for the Norwich City winger - with the Chronicle now claiming Murphy has stated his intention to join Newcastle.

Jacob Murphy of Norwich City celebrates scoring his teams first goal

Murphy scored nine times in the Championship last season - including two against Rafa Benitez's side - and then impressed for England at the U21 European Championships.

Unsurprisingly, that looks to have led to Premier League interest, but Palace have reportedly come up short in their bid for the 22-year-old.

Instead, Murphy, who - according to the Chronicle's report - supports Newcastle, wants a move to St James' Park, where the Magpies are in dire need of increased wide options.

Sammy Ameobi has been released, while Yoan Gouffran is yet to sign a new deal, and the Daily Mail reported blows in bids for Sheyi Ojo, Jesus Navas and Adama Traore on Monday.

That report explained that Benitez was becoming frustrated by Newcastle's slow progress, but a successful negotiation with Norwich for Murphy could offer some relief.

Norwich City's Jacob Murphy in action

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