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Tiote has no intentions of departing Newcastle

Cheick Tiote has made it clear that he is happy at Newcastle United amidst reports of a potential summer exit.

It is believed that Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow have targeted the hard-tackling Ivory Coast midfielder but Tiote insists he wants to remain at St James' Park, at least for the time being.

"I have a contract with Newcastle. Unless they want to do business with another club, I will be a Newcastle player," said the former FC Twente man.

"I do enjoy the Premier League and want to play there for many years, but you never know in football."

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