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Taylor to rebuff Premiership interest for Newcastle stay

Newcastle defender Steven Taylor will reject any offers from Premier League sides in the transfer window as he wants to return to the top flight with the Magpies. Everton and two other unnamed Premier League sides are thought to be interested in making a move for the 23-year-old.

He told the Newcastle Chronicle: "I definitely want to stay.

"I was part of the side that got us relegated and I want to be part of the side that helps us get our Premier League place back.

"It's as simple that.

"It's been very good here this season - we're all enjoying our football and training.

"We're much more together. We have team bonding sessions which we didn't have last year. Taylor is hoping that Chris Hughton's squad stay together and push on for promotion.

He added: "Until it's nailed on, I will pay no attention to talk of anybody leaving. You get so much speculation.

"The main thing is that we keep all of our players this January.

"And if we can add a couple more, it will be brilliant.

"If not, the squad we have is good enough to take us to the Premier League.

"We'll then see what happens."

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