Newcastle United do not want unsettled Everton defender Johnny Heitinga

NOT WANTED: Everton's Johnny Heitinga (left)
NOT WANTED: Everton's Johnny Heitinga (left)

NEWCASTLE United are not interested in signing Everton’s unsettled defender Johnny Heitinga.

The 30-year-old has turned down a transfer-window move to West Ham United.

And Jack Sullivan – the son of the club’s co-owner David – claimed on Twitter that Heitinga was destined for St James’s Park.

But SportMail understands Heitinga is not a target for Newcastle, who could be without captain Fabricio Coloccini for six weeks.

Heitinga – who is out of contract at Goodison Park in the summer – hasn’t made a Premier League appearance for Everton this season.