England goalkeeper Joe Hart set for West Ham after passing medical, while Newcastle agree £12m fee for winger

 
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Joe Hart, left, has passed his West Ham medical (Source: Getty)

West Ham are poised to sign Joe Hart on a season-long loan deal after the Manchester City and England goalkeeper passed his Hammers medical.

Should the loan move be completed, it is expected that City will part-fund a percentage of Hart’s wages and the agreement would include an option for West Ham to buy the 30-year-old.

Regular first-team football would be a major boost for Hart, whose City contract expires in 2019, as he bids to secure his position as England’s No1 for the World Cup in Russia in 12 months’ time.

Premier League new boys Newcastle United, meanwhile, are closing in on the signing of winger Jacob Murphy after agreeing a £12m fee with Championship outfit Norwich City.

Murphy, 22, was an integral part of the England Under-21 side which reached the semi-finals of the European Championship before losing on penalties to Germany last month.

Everton concluded their sixth signing of the summer by sealing a deal for defender Cuco Martina, who was out of contract after two seasons at Southampton.