Agent - No bids for Barton

30 May 2009 12:05
Joey Barton's agent Willie McKay has stated that he has received no offers for the player at present. The midfielder is set to leave Newcastle in the summer after a bust-up with manager Alan Shearer following his dismissal in the defeat to Liverpool earlier this month. The 26-year-old is no stranger to controversy but despite his chequered past a number of Premier League clubs have reportedly lodged an interest in the player. Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce, the man who brought him to Tyneside in June 2007 for £5.8million, is said to be interested while Bolton and Tottenham have also been mooted as possible destinations. "No, no, no, there's nothing doing - Joey has a three-year contract left at Newcastle," McKay emphasised. McKay even went on to reveal that the former Manchester City youngster could end up staying with the Magpies. "Joey has three years left on his contract at Newcastle. He doesn't want to leave."

Source: SKY_Sports