Report: Rafael Benitez wants Newcastle United to sign Jacob Murphy and Sheyi Ojo

Newcastle players celebrate winning the league with manager Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United are preparing to improve their attacking options by bringing in Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo and Norwich City's Jacob Murphy.

According to a report in the Chronicle, Newcastle United are making moves to sign both Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo and Norwich City’s Jacob Murphy this summer.

Ojo and Murphy have both appeared on Newcastle’s wishlist, with Rafael Benitez determined to strengthen his options out wide.

Newcastle are now trying to work on a deal to sign Liverpool’s Ojo and Norwich’s Murphy, but complications exist with both.

Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo (R) in action with Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta

Liverpool are loathed to loan out Ojo, without a guarantee of first-team football.

Reports this morning suggested that Newcastle were willing to pay £10 million for Ojo, but at the moment a loan deal is the only one being discussed.

Newcastle are also a way off agreeing a deal to sign Murphy from Norwich.

The Magpies have made a £10 million offer, but Norwich want a considerable amount more.

Whether a compromise will be met remains to be seen, but Benitez has apparently informed Newcastle’s board that he wants both of the pair signed up before the season starts.

Jacob Murphy of Norwich City celebrates scoring his teams first goal

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