Duff undergoing medical at Newcastle

Newcastle United have agreed terms with both Chelsea and Damien Duff now for the player to become the latest signing of the North East side. The player is now reportedly undergoing the formality of a medical, before no doubt being unveiled tomorrow to a huge crowd at St James’ Park.

It had been reported earlier by Sky Sports that Liverpool were one of three clubs to be speaking to the player, but no word came out of Anfield on the issue one way or the other.

It did seem an unlikely choice for Liverpool boss Benitez to be considering, given the existing options he has for the left side of midfield, and now focus shifts flanks again to the right wing. Jermaine Pennant seems likely to sign if Birmingham drop their £6m asking price down to something closer to Liverpool’s reported previous bid of £3.5m.