Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini says he wants to stay with club

Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini wants to stay put.
Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini wants to stay put.
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FABRICIO Coloccini has reassured fans he wants to commit his long-term future to Newcastle United.

But the club’s captain, for the moment, isn’t looking beyond Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby.

Coloccini has been involved in protracted talks over a new deal.

Manager Alan Pardew, whose side were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw at home by Wolves on Saturday, had hoped a new contract would have been agreed with the 30-year-old by now.

And the delay has caused unease among supporters keen to see the Coloccini prolong his association with Newcastle.

However, Coloccini – the club’s highest-paid player – has insisted fans shouldn’t read anything into the fact that an agreement is yet to be reached.

“Of course I want to stay,” Coloccini told SportMail. “We’re speaking. It’s a normal process. Everything’s okay.”

Read more about Newcastle’s contract talks, plus a full match report on Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Wolves, in today’s Sportmail.-