Does Money Talk At Newcastle?
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."
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