Newcastle boss Allardyce plays down defensive transfer targets

Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce has played down interest in two defensive targets.

At the weekend both FC Copenhagen defender Brede Hangeland and Steaua Bucharest centre-half Dorian Goian were said to be on their way to Tyneside in January.

But big Sam told the Evening Chronicle: "Hangeland is not on our radar and, while I had a look at Goian in the summer, he is not for us."

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