Hughton hopeful over trio
Chris Hughton is hopeful of agreeing new deals with Steven Taylor, Andy Carroll and Tim Krul.
Last Updated: 08/07/10 3:58pm
Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton is hopeful of agreeing new deals with Steven Taylor, Andy Carroll and Tim Krul.
Defender Taylor has been linked with a move to Liverpool, while Stoke and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in striker Carroll.
Highly-rated goalkeeper Krul is also thought to have attracted interest from a number of clubs, but Hughton is confident all three players will remain at St James' Park.
"I've consistently said it's important to keep the players you want to keep," Hughton told the Evening Chronicle.
"We need to add to the squad, but it's also important not to lose what we have. I'm very confident we'll keep everybody.
"As far as those whose contracts are close - Tim Krul, Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor - I'm confident about all of them."
Hughton admits he will not rush into making new signings as he wants to bring the right type of player to St James' Park.
"We need to be thinking about bringing in the right type of player and the right amount of players," he said.
"If we're able to get players in quicker, then I understand the benefits of that, but what's more important is getting in the right amount of players.
"As for the loans structure, clubs are going to assess what they have got."