No Emre issue for Magies

Allardyce rules out Turkey return

Emre: Turkey talk

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Sam Allardyce has moved to play down speculation over the immediate future of Newcastle midfielder Emre.

The Turkey international, currently on Euro 2008 duty with his country, was linked with a return to former club Galatasary at the weekend.

But the Magpies boss knows Emre will remain at St James' Park - at least until January.

Allardyce told the club's official website: "It's not an issue at the moment.

"There's no chance of him going back to Turkey because the transfer window is shut, so he can't go anywhere."

Emre has made just one appearance under Allardyce, in the 2-0 Carling Cup victory over Barnsley.