Newcastle United have agreed a fee of around £12m for Jonjo Shelvey according to reports this morning.

Sky Sports say that according to their information, Newcastle expect the player to arrive in Newcastle for his medical today, having already agreed the circa £12m fee with Swansea City.

It was Sky Sports who confirmed the Henri Saivet deal yesterday and once again they appear to be the preferred choice of Newcastle United to release the transfer confirmations. The Mirror apparently relegated to secondary ‘preferred’ media partners.

Yesterday the Sky Sports man in the north east, Keith Downie, reported that Henri Saivet was having his medical and this morning he has put the following up on Twitter:

“We’re expecting Shelvey on Tyneside for his medical later today, after Newcastle United agreed fee of around £12m with Swansea City.”

The situation at Swansea had looked increasingly fraught between player and club, with the media in Wales already having suggested deals that the Swans have got lined up with the help of Newcastle’s fee for Jonjo Shelvey.