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Newcastle do not want to sell duo amid January interest

Newcastle United have made it clear that they do not want to sell both Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson in the January transfer window, according to George Caulkin

The Magpies have already rejected a loan bid for Trippier from German giants Bayern Munich. Spanish giants Atletico Madrid have shown interest in Atletico Madrid have shown interest in Wilson.

Writing for The Athletic, the ever-reliable journalist says that Newcastle have a steadfast desire to keep key first-team players at St James’ Park for the second half of the season.

He wrote on X: “Newcastle insist Trippier & Wilson will not be sold this month after high-profile interest: seen as too important to lose. Senior figures have spoken to the players, who are not agitating to move. That’s how things stand right now.”

Crucial next few days

The Magpies need to offload some of their players to comply with the PSR rule, and there will be temptation at some point to sell players who are on high wages.

Having said that, this has been a difficult season for them. Eddie Howe has lost so many key players through injuries and suspension, that it has become difficult for the Magpies to maintain any sort of momentum.

In such a scenario, it is unthinkable that the club will offload key players on loan. In a normal circumstance, Newcastle probably wouldn’t have hesitated in shipping Trippier out who is gradually approaching the fag end of his career.

Both the players are not agitating for a move either, and any decision on their future will probably take place in the summer.

According to Bild journalist, Christian Falk, Newcastle have demanded a fee in the region of £12.8m for Trippier while the total deal could cost in the region of £30m taking the salary into consideration.

If Bayern are really serious about getting Trippier, they will have to come up with a strong offer. But, Newcastle are adamant that the player won’t be sold on loan this month.

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