Liverpool have been told by Newcastle that they can have Jose Enrique in the summer, but only if they hand over star midfielder Jay Spearing, according to People.
It was reported earlier this month that Liverpool had shown interest in buying Enrique in the summer transfer period, and Liverpool legend Phil Thompson revealed to a Norwegian television station that a deal has been done to bring the Spaniard to Anfield.
But Pardew recently rebuked the claims, saying that no such deal took place and should Newcastle stay in the top flight, which is looking more likely as the season draws to an end, Enrique will be staying at Newcastle.
“He’s under contract here until next summer. And we hope to open talks on a new deal as soon as possible," Pardew said.
But Dalglish was reportedly not perturbed by the Newcastle manager’s comments, and has pushed the Newcastle manager to agree to a deal.
And now according to reports, Pardew has hit back at Dalglish by saying that he will give up Enrique, who has been valued by the Daily Mirror at £15 million, if Pardew can take Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing.
Spearing has starred for Liverpool, particularly with Steven Gerrard suffering injuries throughout the season. And with Spearing’s tender age of 22, Pardew reportedly sees the starlet as full of potential.
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