Arsenal and Liverpool beneficiaries of Spaniard's 'uncomfortable position'

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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed how Jose Enrique's refusal to sign a new deal at St James' Park is leading to an uncomfortable situation at the club.

The Spanish full-back has been the Magpies' star performer since signing for the club in 2007 and was part of the Newcastle side that earned re-promotion to the Premier League in 2009/10.

However the 25-year-old is yet to sign a new deal with the club, leading to linked with Arsenal and Liverpool, and Pardew says the player's current contract situation is unsettling.

"He's made it pretty clear that he still won't sign a contract and that his future may be elsewhere," he said.


"I'm not really comfortable with that, but we will have to deal with it and we are still hoping that he signs a contract with us. There has to be doubt over that situation."

With just a year remaining on his current deal, Newcastle are keen to sign up Enrique to prevent loosing him on a free next summer when his contract expires.

Following the departure of Gael Clichy to Manchester City, both Arsenal and Liverpool have had to look elsewhere to bolster their full-back options.

With Armand Traore and Keiran Gibbs only possessing a handful of Arsenal appearances before, Arsene Wenger will be keen to bring in cover for the inexperienced pair.

Elsewhere, with Paul Konchesky now departed, Liverpool are desperate to provide cover at left-back with Jack Robinson, Emiliano Insua and Glen Johnson, who is a natural right-back, the only options available to Kenny Dalglish at present.

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