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Newcastle Won’t Sell Chelsea Target Jamaal Lascelles 

Newcastle are apparently not looking to sell any key first-team players in January.

According to the Northern Echo, there has been interest in striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and captain Jamaal Lascelles.

But Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez says Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles hasn’t had his head turned by reports he is on Chelsea’s wanted list.

The big-spending Premier League giants have been linked with an £18million move for Lascelles when the transfer window reopens in January.

But Benitez has shrugged off the specualtion, and says the 22-year-old defender is focused on Newcastle’s promotion push.

He said: “To be fair I was talking with Jamaal this week because I read a lot of things in the press.

“He is quite happy and training well.

“He is concentrating on playing football and that’s it.”

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