Reading winger Jimmy Kebe Tweeted he was about to become Newcastle's latest recruit on Thursday before admitting he was joking. The 29-year-old said on his Twitter account: "On my way to Newcastle, having medical then sign a 4 years contract. Thank you all for your support you've been outstanding !!!!"

However, the Magpies denied the claim and, shortly afterwards, Kebe tweeted: "Oups [sic] i thought if you're french and play football u just pop in to Newcastle and sign a contract ???? Not a chance of leaving £LoveReadingFc£".

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