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Newcastle end interest in Hammers' Neill

January 16, 2009
Newcastle have ended their interest in West Ham full-back Lucas Neill after being told he is not for sale.

Manager Joe Kinnear revealed that the Magpies had made an enquiry about the 30-year-old Australian as they attempt to find cover for Habib Beye, who is facing at least another 10 weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

However, after initial contact was made, the Hammers have insisted Neill is not for sale, and Kinnear will now explore alternative targets.

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