No Bids Received For Newcastle United Trio

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Newcastle United have denied reports they have received bids for stars Joey Barton, Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez.

Argentine duo Coloccini and Gutierrez have attracted interest from the continent while Barton, who has one-year left on his contract, is a target of Arsenal.

Defender Jose Enrique looks to heading for the exit door and Toon Army fans are worried the core of the team is going to be sold to the highest bidder.

Owner Mike Ashley is desperate to reduce the wage bill and the three players are some of the better paid stars at St James’ Park.

Barton, 28, has maintained his desire to stay on Tyneside but would leave for Champions League football but has a £4million price tag.

Coloccini and Gutierrez have been two of the Magpies’ more eye-catching performers and have established themselves as crowd favourites.

Espanyol are rumoured to be preparing an £12million move for defender Coloccini, while Lazio and Malaga will bid £10million for Gutierrez.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has already recruited Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux this summer and is actively engaged in pursuing a series of remaining targets.

But sources on Tyneside have dismissed claims that he is chasing AIK Solna pair Teteh and Mohamed Bangura or Celtic midfielder Scott Brown.

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