There has been lots of news in the papers recently suggesting that Everton are the latest club who are keen on our winger James Milner.
James Milner – going nowhere in the summer
Other clubs interested in the 22 year-old are said to be Liverpool and Middlesbrough, and you can add in Martin Oâ€™Neil of Aston Villa, who would take the player in a heartbeat.
But when did we say we were going to let James move on from Newcastle?
Our squad is very small to start with, and the last thing we want to do is to start losing some of the good players we already have.
The idea is to improve the squad by bringing in new and better players than we have allowed to leave the club.
The 4-5 players Kevin keeps mentioning he needs is predicated on nobody leaving the club, and if anybody from now on leaves the club, with the possible exception of Ameobi and Rozehnal, they will need to be replaced.
It would also not go over well with Newcastle fans if we see good players leaving the club in the summer.
James has appeared 141 times for Newcastle, with 100 starts and 11 goals.
The direction in the summer is meant to be into the club, not away from the club.