Newcastle pay Sheffield Wednesday £4m for Steve Bruce with boss set to replace Rafa Benitez as St James’ Park – The Sun

NEWCASTLE owner Mike Ashley has paid £4million to Sheffield Wednesday for Steve Bruce.

Ashley sent over the cash ahead of the appointment while Bruce and his staff walked out before it was accepted.

Wednesday supremo Dejphon Chansiri was said to be furious about Bruce going but is now likely to agree to the deal after getting compensation for Bruce.

He could argue about an extra sum for his back room team.

Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence have left without their transfer fees being agreed. However that should not be a major issue.

Bruce is now on his way to Tyneside after a bitter end to his brief spell at Wednesday.

Chansiri has been given the cash up front and will now be able to find a new man in a hurry.

The Owls owner is likely to look for an out of work domestic boss to take over from Bruce.

He is fuming after backing him in his short stay and signing players for next season.

Speaking on his future after Wednesday's 3-1 pre-season win against Lincoln, Bruce said: "It’s in the hands of both clubs.

“We will see what develops over the next 24 to 48 hours.

“At this particular moment, there is nothing really to talk about until the two clubs reach some sort of compromise.”

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