Newcastle suffer setback in Carroll replacement search

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Newcastle United have missed out on the chance to sign Paris Saint Germain striker Melvut Erding, after the player opted to remain in France reports talkSPORT.

The 24-year-old Turkish international has attracted plenty of interest following a series of impressive performances in Ligue 1, having amassed 24 goals in 55 appearances.

Erding has been heavily linked with a move to St. James' Park, ever since the departure of Andy Carroll to Liverpool, with Magpies boss Alan Pardew increasingly keen to add another striker to his ranks.

Recent reports suggested that Newcastle had in fact agreed a £6million fee for the player, whose future looked set to be away from the Qatari consortium owned club.

However, a club statement on the PSG website has quashed claims Erding is on the verge of a move to England saying:


"Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce that striker Mevlut Erding will continue the season playing for PSG.

"Despite numerous requests from clubs wishing to engage the services of Mevlut, the club and the player decided to continue this adventure together.

"The club wishes to express its appreciation to keep a player of the quality of Mevlut."

Pardew will now likely turn his attention elsewhere as he looks to add to his attacking options at Newcastle before the close of the transfer window tomorrow.

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