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Farke refuses to comment on Newcastle link to Murphy

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Norwich manager Daniel Farke insists that he is “looking forward to working” with attacker Jacob Murphy in the future, despite a reported bid from Newcastle for his services.

The Newcastle Chronicle has reported that the Magpies have lodged a second bid for the 22-year-old worth £10million.

Murphy was left out of the Norwich squad that played against Cambridge in a friendly fixture on Saturday, but Farke has detailed that it was simply down to his pre-season training regime.

“I don’t take part in the speculation or rumours,” said the Canaries boss, as quoted by the Newcastle Chronicle.

“Jacob returned on Saturday and did some tests. I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Newcastle have only managed to secure the permanent transfers of Christian Atsu and Florian Lejeune so far this summer, despite Brighton and Huddersfield, who were also promoted from the Championship last term, making considerable additions to their squads.

Murphy would no doubt be an exciting addition to Rafa Benitez’s team, and his performances for Norwich last season highlighted how much of a prospect he is.

The attack-minded winger, who can play on both sides of the pitch, scored nine goals and supplied eight assists in 40 appearances across all competitions as the Canaries just missed out on a spot in the Championship play-offs.

One of his goals came against Newcastle in a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road in February as Benitez’s men stuttered in their attempts to win the second-tier league title.

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