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Newcastle stunned as skipper Coloccini asks for transfer

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has told the club he wants to leave in January for personal reasons, reports BBC Sport. While the 30-year-old Argentina international has not handed in a formal transfer request, a crisis in his personal life means he no longer feels he can stay on Tyneside.

Originally from Cordoba in Argentina, Coloccini joined Newcastle from Deportivo for £10.3m in 2008 and signed a new four-year contract with the Magpies last year.

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