Arsenal target Tim Krul insists he's happy at Newcastle

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Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has rubbished rumours linking him with a move away from St James' Park, and insists that he is happy on Tyneside - despite reported interest from Arsenal - reports Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old was the subject of intense transfer speculation during the summer transfer window, after another fine Premier League campaign in 2012/13.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was credited with an interest in bringing the £10million-rated Holland international to the Emirates Stadium, as he looked to provide competition for current first-choice stopper Wojciech Szczesny.

However, after opting instead to sign Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano on a season-long loan deal, Arsenal's interest in Krul ended, but that hasn't put an end to the doubt surrounding his Magpies future, as his name continues to be mooted with a host of top European sides.

"What the papers write I don't take notice any more," the Dutchman told Sky Sports News. "I have got a four years contract at Newcastle, I'm really happy. 

"I love playing for this club, so I just focus on myself and getting a good season this season and then hopefully going to the World Cup."

Big-spending Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco are another reported admirer of Krul's, with the London Metro suggesting that Claudio Ranieri is planning a January bid for the custodian.

But, the Newcastle number one is adamant that his future remains with Alan Pardew's side, having established himself as one of the Premier League's most consistent goalkeepers, since making his first-team breakthrough in 2011.

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