Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has distanced himself from speculation linking the Magpies with a move for Jason Koumas. The Welsh international is said to be available for loan from Wigan Athletic with former club West Bromwich Albion leading the chase.
Chris Hughton told the Chronicle: "There is nothing in that one.
"When I saw that we had been linked that was honestly the first I knew about it.
"He's a good player, but not one that I think will be coming here."