Werder Bremen defender distances himself from £7m Newcastle move

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren (right) with assistant coach Paul Simpson
Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren (right) with assistant coach Paul Simpson

Werder Bremen defender Jannik Vestergaard has moved to distance himself from a £7m move to the Premier League - with Newcastle United among the clubs linked.

Steve McClaren is looking to strengthen his defensive options but Vestergaard doesn’t look to be heading to the North East.

Newcastle and Premier League rivals Everton have reportedly been keeping tabs on the Danish international, with recent reports linking the clubs with £7million bids.

But the 23-year-old centre-half is adamant he is not aware of any interest, report the Express.

Vestergaard said: “I do not know anything about any interest in my services from clubs of England.”

Meanwhile, Werder Bremen general manager Thomas Eichin has also moved to deny his club is looking to sell the international defender.

He told newspaper Kreiszeitung Syke: “We have not been receiving an offer for Jannik Vestergaard.

“Jannik is an important player in our first-team setup.”

A winger, defender and striker are McClaren’s priorities before the transfer window closes.