Newcastle United have decided against moving for Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett.

The Evening Chronicle says wage demands of over £50,000 per week coupled with the compensation that would be owed to the Ewood Park side are likely to kill off any potential switch to Tyneside.

Instead, United were looking to plough on with their current transfer blueprint and 18-year-old midfielder Gael Bigirimana was at the club's Benton base yesterday to tie up a £500,000 move from Coventry City.