Magpies close to double swoop

Next Story
Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce is closing in on the signatures of both Manchester United striker Alan Smith and Brazilian defender Cacapa.

The Magpies have agreed a £6million fee for Smith, who is deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, while Lyon captain Cacapa is scheduled to have a medical on Thursday.

"I am hoping that the Alan Smith deal will go through on Thursday," Allardyce said. "He has other clubs to consider and I am hoping we are top of his list."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.

Alan Smith
Premier League
Newcastle United
Manchester United
Next Story

Read more