Chelsea & Spurs dealt Krul transfer blow

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Holland goalkeeper Tim Krul has rubbished talk of a move away from Newcastle, amid reported interest from Chelsea and Tottenham, reports Sky Sports.

The 24-year-old was one of the Magpies' standout performers last season, turning in a string of sensational performances at St James' Park, as Alan Pardew's side secured Europa League qualification next term, after a fifth place in finish in the Premier League.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp had eyed Krul as a long-term successor for Brad Friedel at White Hart Lane, and was believed to be planning an attempt to lure him to north London this summer.

Meanwhile, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has also been alerted to the Dutch stopper, and considered a bid to bring him to Stamford Bridge, before Petr Cech signed a new contract to remain in west London.

However, both clubs have now been dealt a blow in their respective pursuits, after Krul reaffirmed his commitment to Newcastle, insisting he has no desire to leave Tyneside.

"It's all just talk," he said in response to rumours linking him with Tottenham and Chelsea. "I've signed my five-year contract and I'm committed to Newcastle United.

"The club has not played in Europe for six years and I want to be a part of that.

"This club deserves European football. We've got everything; the stadium, the fans and an owner in Mike Ashley who's backing us."

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