It doesn?t look like Jose Enrique will be headed to Anfield anytime soon, at least according to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
Based on his impressive performance this season, Pardew claims that the talented Spanish back has earned his position on the Newcastle club, ESPN.com reports. He added that Enrique will most likely be signed to a multiyear deal."
There's definitely no deal between the clubs ?- 100 percent," he said. "He's under contract here until next summer and we hope to open talks on a new deal as soon as possible. That's where we are.
"We want to keep our best players, and Jose's one of them. As far as anything being a done deal, that's not true. We want Jose to stay. Nothing's changed."
The rumors started circulating after Phil Thompson claimed in a television interview that the deal was already complete.
Pardew found himself in a similar situation in January when he said Andy Carroll would not be dealt to the Reds. Newcastle management disagreed, however, when a tempting £35 million offer was put on the table.