Erding wants PSG stay
Turkish ace could be ready to snub Newcastle approach
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: July 5, 2011 9:20am
Erding: Says he is staying at PSG amid reports of a £7million bid from Newcastle
Mevlut Erding is ready to shun a move to Newcastle after declaring he wants to remain with Paris St Germain.
Newcastle made Erding their No.1 striking target after they lost out, coincidentally, to PSG for Kevin Gameiro.
The North East club are pushing hard for the Turkey international and are understood to have bid in the region of £7million.
Rennes and French champions Lille are also interested and Erding was linked to the latter, possibly as part of a bid for Eden Hazard.
But, despite the potential moves in the pipeline, Erding has now declared he wants to stay and fight for his place at the Parc des Princes.
"I stay in Paris," Erding told L'Equipe.
"I want to impose myself here and I do not fear competition. I'm ready. Anyway, there is always competition, at all clubs."