Taylor nears new Magpies deal

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Newcastle defender Steven Taylor is close to agreeing a new contract following the intervention of owner Mike Ashley.

The billionaire businessman stepped in to urge new managing director Derek Llambias, who replaced chairman Chris Mort at the helm last week, to bring an end to the long-running saga over the 22-year-old´s future.

Taylor said: "Knowing the owner wants me to stay means a lot to me."

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