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Shelvey among 12 Newcastle players in contract talks

Jonjo Shelvey is on the brink of penning new terms with Newcastle United.

The Northern Echo says the midfielder is one of a number of players currently in discussions with Newcastle officials over a new deal.

While the ongoing talks with Sean and Matty Longstaff have hogged the headlines, the Magpies hierarchy are hoping to push through a series of new agreements, with a large number of senior players due to become free agents in the next 20 months.

Karl Darlow, Rob Elliot, Federico Fernandez, Javier Manquillo and Ki Sung-yueng are due to come to the end of their current deal next summer, while Shelvey, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Schar, Isaac Hayden and Matt Ritchie are among a batch of senior players whose contracts are set to expire in the summer of 2021.

Newcastle do not want to allow those players to enter the final year of their existing deals without a new arrangement in place, and are in the process of trying to negotiate long-term settlements.

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