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Skjelbred favours Newcastle move over rivals

Rosenborg midfielder Per Ciljan Skjelbred is favouring a move to newly-relegated Newcastle United.

Despite interest from the Magpies former Premier League rivals Sunderland, Tottenham and Fulham, the Norway international would rather end up at St James' Park with Alan Shearer.

"He's unconcerned about Newcastle's relegation, as he's certain they'll be back up in the Premier League after only one season in the Championship," The Chronicle quoted a source close to the player as saying.

"He's hoping to get to play for Alan Shearer, who's one of his heroes.

"There was talk of a move to Sunderland, but he has his heart set on Newcastle. If he doesn't go to Newcastle, he's unlikely to sign for their greatest rivals."

Andrew Slevison
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