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Newcastle Manager Denies Any Deal With Liverpool For £8.5m Left-Back

St James’ Park boss wants to open talks with star following rumour of agreement with Anfield club.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has dismissed speculation of a deal being struck to sell £8.5million defender Jose Enrique to Liverpool.

Anfield legend Phil Thompson revealed on TV that an agreement had been made between the two clubs over the player.

The Spanish left-back has been courted by AC Milan and Bayern Munich but the Reds have apparently captured his signature.

The 25-year-old has postponed contract talks with the Magpies until the summer when Premier League status is known.

Pardew is adamant that a player who has been a star performer this season does have a future on Tyneside, and hopes Enrique will sign a new deal with the club.

“There’s definitely no deal between the clubs – 100%,” Pardew told the Evening Chronicle.

“He’s under contract here until next summer and we hope to open talks on a new deal as soon as possible. That’s where we are.

“We want to keep our best players, and Jose’s one of them. As far as anything being a done deal, that’s not true. We want Jose to stay. Nothing’s changed.”

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