Sam agrees Smith fee, Cacapa coming too?
Manchester United striker Alan Smith expects to seal his £6million move to Newcastle tomorrow after the two clubs agreed a fee.
The Magpies look to have beaten off the likes of Everton and West Ham to secure the signature of Smith, who has been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
Asked by Sky Sports News tonight when he expected to join the Tyneside club, the 26-year-old said: 'Not everything is sorted yet but if everything goes right, maybe tomorrow morning.'
Smith joined United in the summer of 2004 for £7million from Leeds, and initially proved a big hit at Old Trafford.
But the apparently imminent signing of Argentinian international striker Carlos Tevez would have pushed his further down the pecking order.
Meanwhile, boss Sam Allardyce was poised for more good news in the transfer market as Brazilian international defender Claudio Capaca underwent a medical at St James' Park.
The former Lyon captain has been on Tyneside since last weekend discussing personal terms and is expected to sign along with Smith tomorrow.
Allardyce told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle: 'He is a top player and we will be delighted if we can pull this off as we regard him as a big capture.
'Our fans should not be put off by the fact they may not have heard of Capaca because he has certainly been heard of in Brazil and France.
'He has been captain of Lyon for the past five years and for every one of those five years they won the French title, so obviously he has a lot of Champions League experience.
'That's why we are hoping that everything goes okay with his medical and that we can agree a deal with his people because we believe he would be a terrific capture for us.'
Allardyce will hope the imminent double capture will mark a significant turnaround in his club's pre-season fortunes.
They are resigned to losing midfielder Kieron Dyer to West Ham, while striker Michael Owen is struggling to be fit for the big kick-off.