Newcastle United midfielder Cheik Tiote admits he's "flattered" by the growing transfer interest in him.

Manager Alan Pardew voiced his concern over 25-year-old Tiote's future earlier this month.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have all shown interest in the former FC Twente midfielder, who said: "I am flattered but there is nothing official. When teams such as Chelsea, City, Liverpool and United are interested in you it makes you think twice, but I love Newcastle."