Magpies reject Barton rumours

Cut-price deal talk dismissed by Magpies

Barton: Given a £4million price tag by Newcastle

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Sky Sports sources understand Newcastle United have no plans to offload midfield star Joey Barton for £1million.

It had been claimed that the Magpies were prepared to listen to cut-price offers for the midfielder, who will see his contract expire next summer.

Barton has been prepared to discuss his future over recent weeks, airing his disappointment at not being offered fresh terms on Tyneside.

He has made it clear that his preference would be to remain at St James' Park, having thoroughly enjoyed his four years in the North East.

The 28-year-old is, however, aware that Newcastle will have the final say when it comes to ushering him towards the exit.

It is understood that no bids have been lodged as yet, but reports on Sunday suggested that the Magpies were open to offers.

Newcastle have now moved to play down those rumours, insisting that they have no plans to part with Barton.

The Magpies are believed to have placed a £4million price tag on Barton to his interested suitors.