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Midfielder Kevin Nolan is reportedly considering his future at Newcastle United after the club refused to open talks on a new deal until the end of next season.
The Magpies' captain has two years left on his contract at St James’ Park and was reportedly hoping to extend it for another two.
The 29-year-old is a popular figure within the club after playing a pivotal role in boosting and unifying the players when the club was relegated to the Championship in 2009.
He was handed the captain’s armband as Newcastle made their comeback to the Premier League and has played a major role in helping to keep the club in the top flight, but despite this talks over a new deal do not appear to be forthcoming.
According to The Mirror, sources close to Nolan believe that the situation is harsh on the midfielder as he has never looked into the possibility of leaving Newcastle since signing in 2009, but could now have to reconsider his position at St James’ Park.
Team mate Joey Barton revealed only a week ago that the Magpies had not offered him a new contract even though he said he was ready to get lower wages.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has spoken publicly about his wish for Nolan and Barton to remain at St James' Park despite the club looking to reduce its wage bill.