It seems that the Daily Mirror are backing off their story yesterday of saying that Steven Taylor will be offered in part exchange for Loic Remy plus £6M also being paid out by Newcastle.
Steven Taylor – staying at Newcastle
That was always a rather unbelievable proposition from Newcastle, and would never happen, and the Mirror follow-up story today is that Steven Taylor will refuse to join QPR and wants to stay on Tyneside.
Well that’s a big surprise.
The Mirror is reporting “Taylor, 26, wants to extend his contract which has three years to run.”
Taylor is 27 and turns 28 in January, and he is a local lad who made his Newcastle debut at right-back in 2004, when he was 18 and Bobby Robson was managing the Tyneside club.
When this story came out yesterday we just couldn’t believe it, although Alan Pardew did verify yesterday that Loic Remy is indeed a Newcastle target this summer.
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