Chelsea and Spurs target Tim Krul happy at Newcastle United

Netherlands international Tim Krul insists he has no desire to leave Newcastle United, despite recent transfer speculation

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Tim Krul insists he wants to stay at Newcastle United amid transfer speculation linking the Dutch goalkeeper with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs are looking for a long-term replacement for Brad Friedel, while Chelsea are reportedly searching for a signing to challenge current first-choice keeper Petr Cech.

But Krul says is happy at St James’ Park – and the 23-year-old is in no rush to leave with Alan Pardew’s side in sixth place in the Premier League.

“I’m playing for the club I’ve always wanted to play for,” Krul told BBC Newcastle. “I’ve been working hard for five or six years now to be where I am at now.”

“I know where I am at, I’m loving life at the moment. Sixth in the league, we couldn’t wish for much more than that.”

Krul joined Newcastle from Dutch side Den Haag in 2006 and the Netherlands international was largely a back-up to Shay Given and Steve Harper in his six years at the club.

But he has impressed since becoming the first-choice and he believes the transfer window inevitably leads to talk of potential deals.

“It’s one of those periods, people get linked everywhere,” Krul continued. “For players they have to switch off, if things happen, they have to happen. I don’t read the papers or the internet, it will play with your head.”

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