Newcastle United 'set to' to sanction loan exit for forward - with Nottingham Forest and Derby County keen

Newcastle United are set to sanction another loan move for Jacob Murphy – according to reports.

The forward spent last season on loan at Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship, catching the eye under Gary Monk at Hillsborough.

That form has prompted a host of interest from second tier clubs who are keen to take Murphy on loan – with the 25-year-old viewed as a cost-effective option at a time where many clubs are tightening the purse strings.

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And according to TeamTalk, Steve Bruce is willing to allow the former Norwich City youngster to head out on loan again this season.

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Jacob Murphy

Nottingham Forest and Derby County are both said to be pushing to strike a deal for the wideman, while Middlesbrough and Stoke City have also been credited with taking an interest in Murphy.

Former club Wednesday remain in the chase, too.

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A lifelong Newcastle fan, Murphy has struggled for regular first-team football since being signed by Rafa Benitez in a £12million deal back in 2017.

But speaking last year, he said he still views his long-term future at St James’s Park.

"I still very much see my future being at Newcastle United,” said Murphy, speaking to the Mirror.

“It's down to me and the performances I put in."

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Murphy is one of a number of players – including Fabian Schar, Dwight Gayle and Isaac Hayden – who are set to their contracts expire in the summer of 2021.

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