Newcastle United have lost out on another loan target.
Rafa Benitez had been interested in taking Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan.
But the midfielder is understood to be undergoing a medical at Crystal Palace ahead of a season-long move.
Benitez had returned for the 21-year-old after failing in a bid to sign him on loan in January.
Chelsea's preference, however, was a switch to Selhurst Park, and Loftus-Cheek's move is close to being completed.
United had previously lost out on Loftus-Cheek's club-mate Tammy Abraham, who has joined Swansea City on a season-long loan.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have reportedly been told by Norwich City that winger Jacob Murphy, another target, is not for sale.