Newcastle hit in bid for Jonjo Shelvey as England international wants to stay at Swansea

Jonjo Shelvey
Jonjo Shelvey

Newcastle United target Jonjo Shelvey has told Swansea City he wants to stay and fight for his place.

The player has been linked with a move to Tyneside as Steve McClaren looks to bolster his side’s attacking threat in the second half of the season.

The creative midfielder has found himself down the pecking order at Swansea after suspension and a loss of form.

But the England international has told caretaker manager Alan Curtis that he is keen on staying with the Swans.

Curtis said: “There is a lot of speculation but there’s going to be about Jonjo – he’s out of the side at the moment and he’s a current England international.

“I guess people are putting two and two together if he’s not in the team that he will move in January.

“But I’ve spoken to Jonjo and he wants to play a part at the club and unless things change I expect him to be with us through January.”

Crystal Palace have also been linked with a move for Shelvey next month, with Eagles boss Alan Pardew an admirer of the former Liverpool youngster, having looked into signing him while he was boss of Newcastle.