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Roeder slams Emre rumours

12 Oct 2006 - 10:00:08

Newcastle United boss Glenn Roeder has dismissed reports that Bayern Munich are closing in on a deal to sign Turkey midfielder Emre in the January transfer window.

Emre joined the Magpies in the summer of 2005 from Internazionale and has been linked with an exit for most of his time on Tyneside, but Roeder insists that no transfer is in the offing.

He told the Daily Express: "Where this story has mushroomed from, I've no idea. I've got an excellent relationship with Emre.

"I am not aware of Bayern Munich making any offers for him whatsoever and I certainly wouldn't encourage them, or any other team, to make offers for him. He's very much part of my plans.

"He's a hugely talented, technical player. I think he's a player the fans enjoy watching at St James' Park.

"Normally, there are no secrets in football. But it's better to stamp this out now, so it doesn't run and run, because we have so many games in front of us over the next two-and-half months.

"The last thing we need is anybody, from any part of football, making up stories that could upset not just Emre, but the squad."

"Look at how well he's done for the club since he's been here. He's made himself a favourite since day one."

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