Manchester United have confirmed that a fee has been agreed with Newcastle United for the services of England striker Alan Smith, who is believed to have undergone a medical at St James' Park on Thursday.
Magpies manager Sam Allardyce is keen to tie up a deal for the 26-year-old, who has been linked away from Old Trafford all summer, but concedes Smith still has options to mull over.
Allardyce told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle: "I am hoping that the Alan Smith deal will go through. He has other clubs to consider and I am hoping we are top of his list."
The England striker moved to Old Trafford from Leeds United in 2004 for £7million, and has scored 12 goals in 93 Reds appearances.