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Wigan winger N'Zogbia will snub Liverpool for Newcastle return

Wigan Athletic winger Charles N'Zogbia has no interest in a move to Liverpool.

The Daily Star says N'Zogbia is set to snub Liverpool - because he is desperate to return to Newcastle United.

French ace Charles N'Zogbia will leave Wigan this summer but his heart is set on St James's Park rather than join Kenny Dalglish at Anfield.

Newcastle are ready to match his £55,000-a-week wages - almost twice his current salary. And while they are unwilling to meet Wigan chairman Dave Whelan's £12m valuation, the Geordies are optimistic a deal can be thrashed out.

A source close to N'Zogbia said: "Charles never really wanted to leave. It was Kinnear he fell out with, not Newcastle.

"He has kept in touch with several of his former team-mates and told them he would love to go back.

"And while he has never worked for Alan Pardew, he knows his No.2 John Carver very well.

"In fact, it was John who gave him his Premier League debut when he was caretaker-manager.

"He thoroughly enjoyed his time there, loves the city and would jump at the chance of pulling on the shirt again."

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