Newcastle NOT in talks with Charlie Austin, says Steve McClaren

Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin

Newcastle United are NOT in talks with Queens Park Rangers over Charlie Austin, claims Steve McClaren.

The Magpies have been linked all summer with a move for the striker.

But Toon head coach McClaren has played down talk of the club being on the verge of a deal for the hitman, and says their reported interest in Austin is just speculation.

Speaking after Newcastle lost 1-0 to Borussia Monchengladbach today, McClaren said: “There’s been a lot of talk about that throughout the weeks but weve not been in contact with QPR and they’ve not with us so no, that’s just a name that circulates and has beeen going around.”