Newcastle boss Allardyce insists no offers for Man Utd target Martins

Sam Allardyce insists Newcastle have not had any offers for Obafemi Martins as speculation mounts that Manchester United are keen to sign him.

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The 22-year-old Nigeria international has been the subject of repeated speculation throughout the summer since it emerged he has a £13million buy-out clause in his contract at St James' Park.

Martins has been tipped as a possible target for Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson if he decides to find cover for the injured Wayne Rooney.

The 52-year-old said: "There has been speculation about Obafemi Martins every week since I have been here, and he is still at Newcastle.

"I have had no contact from any football club, either in this country or any other country wanting to activate Obafemi Martins' clause.

"Oba is still a Newcastle United player and the only way he will not be a Newcastle United player is if somebody activates that clause, and nobody has."

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