Newcastle close in on Jonjo Shelvey after Swansea accept bid

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Newcastle are closing in on January target Jonjo Shelvey after having a bid accepted by Swansea.

Press Association Sport understands the two clubs have reached agreement on a deal worth in the region of ?12million, and the Magpies will now attempt to complete a swoop for the 23-year-old midfielder which head coach Steve McClaren hopes will add Barclays Premier League experience to his squad.

The news comes less than 24 hours after Senegal international midfielder Henri Saivet joined the club on a five and a half-year from Bordeaux for an undisclosed fee.

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