Erdinc set to snub Magpies

Newcastle United's hopes of signing Mevlut Erdinc appear to have ended after the striker claimed he had no intention of leaving Paris-Saint Germain.

The Turkey international was the subject of a £5million bid from the Magpies earlier this summer but that was rejected by PSG who were believed to be holding out for £8million.

Stoke City and Birmingham City have also been linked with the forward but the 23-year-old sees no reason to leave the French capital.

Erdinc said: "I am not thinking about moving. I belong to PSG, but it is up to them. I want to be back to 100 per cent fit. Last season was too hard for me. I want to have a great season and play at my best without any injuries."

Erdinc found the net 15 times in 31 appearances for PSG last term after previously scoring 23 goals in 78 games for Sochaux.

Meanwhile, Chris Hughton is believed to have targeted a right-back, midfielder, centre-back and forward this summer and is said to be interested in Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley.

Nigeria defender Danny Shittu is also thought to be on Hughton's radar.

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