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Cardiff City close in on signing of Norwich City winger Josh Murphy after agreeing fee of over £10 million – reports

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Cardiff City could be set to complete their first signing of the summer with Norwich City winger Josh Murphy linked with a move to South Wales.

The Bluebirds are yet to add to their squad following promotion to the Premier League but their first signing could be within sight.

John Percy from the Telegraph claims Cardiff City have agreed a fee of more than £10 million with Norwich City to sign winger Josh Murphy.

If reports are to be believed then the Bluebirds agreed a fee with Norwich over the weekend and a medical is set to take place as early as this morning.

Murphy has impressed this season, scoring 11 goals in 47 games in all competitions from out wide.

And he’s seemingly caught the attention of Neil Warnock, who is keen to strengthen his team ahead of the Premier League season.

Josh Murphy could become the second to leave Norwich City for a large fee after his twin brother, Jacob Murphy left for Newcastle United for around £12 million last year.

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The brothers both came through the Canaries academy after being picked up as youngsters in 2006, and it looks as though they could make Norwich over £20 million in combined fees.

Cardiff City target Josh Murphy has been one of the bright sparks for Norwich this season in a disappointing Championship season.

He scored one of the goals of the season with his stunning effort against Aston Villa towards the end of the season and put in an impressive display in his team’s defeat against Cardiff later that month.

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His impressive performances in the Championship look to be enough to earn him a shot at the Premier League and Cardiff City look to be the club who will give him that opportunity.

Aside from John Percy’s report, Bluebirds are also bookies’ favourites to sign Murphy this summer, with odds as short at 1/5.

Neil Warnock is keen to add competition to wide areas with Junior Hoilett and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing his only real wide options following Yanic Wildschut’s return to Norwich this summer.

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