Newcastle United won't be moving for Birmingham City defender Liam Ridgewell in January.

The Sunday Sun says the versatile Birmingham City defender was a favoured target of Alan Pardew and the club considered bringing him in during the summer window but other targets have moved ahead of him.

United want value in the market - and believe their strong start has vindicated their policy of bringing in under-25s with huge sell-on value.

West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn Rovers are also interested in Ridgewell.