Former United, Newcastle and Leeds striker Smith set to sign for MK Dons
League One MK Dons have agreed a deal with Newcastle to sign former England striker Alan Smith on loan.
The 31-year-old has been linked with a return to Leeds United while Paul Jewell's Ipswich have also shown interest but he is ready to move to ambitious MK Dons with flamboyant chairman Peter Winkelman ready to bankroll a package until the end of the season.
Smith is believed to be on around 60,000 a week but Winkelman will make a significant contribution in the hope that he can inspire Karl Robinson's side to win promotion starting with Tuesday's crunch game against rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
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