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Allardyce: I haven't discussed Newcastle transfer budget

Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce says he's yet to hold January transfer talks with chairman Chris Mort.

It's been suggested Allardyce may not receive as big a transfer kitty as desired, but he said: "I don't have to persuade him (to release funds) because we haven't had that conversation yet.

"We need to decide in the near future what we're going to do in January and make decisions. We need to talk it through when we get an opportunity. For a manager like me there is never enough strength in depth, you will never be satisfied with it at a club this size and we will have players away at the African Nations in January."

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