Sam cools Magpies rumours

Addicks winger says focus is on promotion

Sam: Happy at Charlton

Charlton Athletic winger Lloyd Sam has played down talk of a move to Newcastle United as he waits to hold talks over a new contract.

Sam's current deal expires at the end of the season and skysports.com revealed last week that several Championship clubs are on the 25-year-old's trail.

Newcastle were subsequently linked with a January bid for the exciting wide-man, who insists his immediate priority is helping Charlton secure promotion from League One.

"I haven't seen that," Sam told the club's official website when asked about the Newcastle link. "I've not seen anything at the minute, and that's being completely honest.

"I haven't started talking with the club yet, but I'm sure there will be some talks about it soon.

"At the minute, I'm just playing football and trying to get promoted. I'm happy at Charlton. I've been here 10 years, I'm happy and I've got a relationship with the fans, too."