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Ritchie baffled by talk of Newcastle split

Matt Ritchie is baffled by talk of a split from Newcastle United.

The Evening Chronicle says sources close to Ritchie have insisted that the Newcastle winger has not held any talks about his future at St James' Park .

The Scotland international woke up to a report suggesting he had been told to leave the club by Rafa Benitez .

Newcastle have made it clear they are looking to bring in younger players in the next few windows as the club revert back to their policy of signing players with resale value.

However, with Benitez's future still uncertain - with no new deal signed yet - Toon sources say they are mystified by the reports linking with Ritchie with a summer exit.

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