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Spanish full-back looks to extend stay at St. James' Park

Newcastle United left-back Jose Enrique is set to become the latest player to commit his future to St. James’ Park after the North East club's impressive return to the Premier League.

The ex-Spanish Under-21 international, whose current deal expires in June 2012, has attracted the interest of a number of top European clubs in the January transfer window, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich both reportedly interested in the player.

Enrique, however, is keen to stay on board with the Magpies, having already seen fellow team-mates Andy Carroll, Joey Barton and Steven Taylor extend their contracts with the club.

Speaking to The Evening Chronicle, he said: “I am very happy here – the future can be very good.

“We don’t look too much at the position in the table – we just need to get the wins we need to keep climbing.

“Once we are safe we will talk about other things, but I enjoy being part of this team. We often go out for dinner as a team and this shows that everybody is together as one.”

Securing the services of the former Villareal player will be seen as a further coup for Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, who has already fended off concrete interest in striker Andy Carroll from Tottenham and Liverpool this transfer window.

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