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 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.