Transfer news

Barton laughs off Hammers interest

July 3, 2011
By ESPN staff
Newcastle United star Joey Barton has quashed rumours of a reunion with former Toon boss Sam Allardyce, who is currently in charge of West Ham.

The England midfielder is entering the final 12 months of his contract at St James' Park after talks over a new deal collapsed, leading to speculation he could leave the club this summer.

Barton has already seen Kevin Nolan, the Magpies' skipper last season, join the Hammers - but he will not follow suit, as he feels he ...

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