Does Money Talk At Newcastle?

29 April 2010 09:24
Although Chris Hughton has insisted that Slovenian starlet Haris Vuckic is going nowhere this summer . he isn't in the position to put the block on ANY transfer. The 17-year-old forward admitted last week that he was flattered to be linked with a move to Manchester United, while Chelsea are also understood to be interested. And at the end of the day . Mike Ashley decides who goes and who stays. Joe Kinnear wanted to keep Charles N'Zogbia and Shay Given, but he was over-ruled as Ashley took the cash. However, Vuckic remains under contract at St James' Park until 2011. Chris Hughton: "To the contrary of what is being read or said at the moment, I can say that Haris is not going anywhere. "Irrespective of anything that has been in the media, I can say now that the reason we have him under the contract he has is for the right reasons." "He's rated very highly here and he is a big part of the future. "You get used to speculation when talking about good players, but he's a Newcastle player and will be for a long time. "We're aware of everything that is going on. "But he is a player who likes it at the club and is well thought of here. "The fact is he's a good young player who has been injured and he is really enjoying coming back and playing for us again."