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Newcastle star Jacob Murphy wanted by Galatasaray as they join four Premier League clubs in transfer race


GALATASARAY have joined the race for Newcastle’s Jacob Murphy.

A host of Premier League and European clubs have been keeping a close eye on Murphy’s future at St James’ Park.

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SunSport told you last month the winger, 26, had attracted an army of suitors including Southampton, Leeds, Burnley and Premier League new boys Watford.

While top European clubs Porto and Bayer Leverkusen also admired Murphy’s displays after an impressive end to the season.

Now Turkish giants Galatasaray have registered their interest in securing the services of Murphy.

Steve Bruce’s side are keen to nail Murphy, who has 12 months left on his deal, down to a new long-term contract.

Murphy, cost £12million from Norwich in 2017, was a key part of a much improved Newcastle side which staved off relegation and finished a respectable 12th in the table.

Murphy is among the Newcastle players expected to attract interest this summer following speculation over Allan Saint-Maximin.

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SunSport previously reported that Jose Mourinho wants to take the French winger to Italy as part of his Roma revolution.

Saint-Maximin, 24, has arguably been Newcastle’s best player since joining the club for £16.5m in 2019.

His return to fitness in the second half of the season helped Steve Bruce’s side avoid relegation, scoring three goals and providing five assists.



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