Emre insists he's staying

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Newcastle United midfielder Emre has no plans to leave St James' Park in the summer.

The Turkish international still has three years to run on his current deal and insists he is 'really happy' with life in the North East.

After overcoming accusations of racial abuse, Emre is now back enjoying his football again after a difficult few months.

"I am really happy to stay at Newcastle. I like the city, the people, I have a lot of friends here now," he said.

"This is my second year and I am really happy here.

"I have three more years on my contract and I do not see any problems next season because I really want to stay here."

Meanwhile, Emre wants maximum points from The Magpies' final three games of the Premiership campaign.

Glenn Roeder's men are set for a mid-table finish this term, but the 26-year-old is hoping to end on a high.

He added: "For us, maybe Europe is finished and we do not have any worries about going down.

"Now in these three weeks, we have to try to get nine points. If we work really hard, we can get those nine points."