Steven Taylor has future at Newcastle

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Newcastle United are not willing to sell Steven Taylor, despite interest from Queen's Park Rangers, according to the Northern Echo.

It had been reported that the 27-year-old could be on his way out of St. James' Park, as part of a swap deal to bring long-term target Loic Remy to the north east.

While that interest remains in the R's striker, the Magpies' manager Alan Pardew is keen to keep the defender, who has been at the club since the beginning of his career.

Middlesbrough have also been interested in acquiring the services of the former England Under-21 international, but he is said to not be interested in moving to a Championship club at this point in his career.

He made 30 starts for the team last season, but has faced increased competition for his place from Mike Williamson and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who was signed in January.

His manager even backed him for an England call-up last season, and with three years left on his current contract, there is no sign that Taylor will be leaving Tyneside any time soon.


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