Newcastle transfers: Santon and Krul won’t be sold, insists Pardew

Newcastle transfers: Alan Pardew says he won't sell Davide Santon or Tim Krul even if the Magpies receive an "extraordinary offer"

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Alan Pardew says Newcastle United would reject even an “extraordinary” offer for Davide Santon or Tim Krul in the January transfer window.

The Magpies boss has already seen his top scorer Demba Ba complete a £7.5m switch to Chelsea earlier this month.

With Fabricio Coloccini’s future at Newcastle also in doubt, Pardew is facing a battle to keep hold of his top players.

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi admitted his interest in Santon a couple of weeks ago, while the San Siro outfit have also been linked with a move for Netherlands international Krul.

But Pardew is adamant there will be no further departures at St James’ Park before the window closes on 1 February.

“No, I’m not fielding calls on that because I’m not contemplating anyone going out,” said Pardew.

“I’ve not even given it the slightest thought. Even if we got an extraordinary offer, the answer would be no. There is no point ringing us. I’m confident I have an aggressive board.

“I don’t do the contracts. My part in the [Loic] Remy deal was very much just comforting the player in terms of coming into what would be a strange city for him.

“The finance side I don’t do, but I am as confident as I can be we are the most aggressive. We have been since I’ve been at the club.

“I don’t think we will get to the panic scenario. That doesn’t mean to say we won’t do a deal for someone on the last day of the transfer window. You must always leave that open because something could trigger .”

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