Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew appears keen to avoid speculation regarding the future of Toon striker Loic Remy.
The French international was taken on a season-long loan by Newcastle follwing parent club Queens Park Rangers' relegation to the Championship last season.
Since his arrival on Tyneside from South West London, the 26-year old has been instant hit at by scoring eight goals in ten league games.
However, his deal at Newcastle does not include a clause for a permanent transfer, with Pardew admitting that any efforts to land the striker on a full-time contract would be difficult with other high-profile clubs apparently keeping tabs on his progress.
Pardew is fully aware that the issue is likely to run and run throughout the course of the season and will only discuss his plans for the forward when the time is right.
"I think Loic is going to be an ongoing thing," Pardew told the Northern Echo in an interview that was quoted by Sky Sports.
"We are probably going to be talking about that for a long, long time. I don't want to start it now."
Newcastle, who currently sit eighth in the Premier League following their 2-1 victory over Norwich last weekend, return to action on Saturday with a home clash against Steve Clarke's West Brom.
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