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Magpies yet to comment on Coloccini rumours

Fabricio Coloccini (right) battling with Arsenal's Theo Walcott last month Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newcastle United have yet to comment on reports that captain Fabricio Coloccini wants to leave the club.

Newspaper reports have suggested that the 30-year-old is eager to return to his native Argentina as soon as possible for personal reasons. However, the player has not submitted a formal transfer request.

Coloccini has become a fan favourite since his £10.3 million from Spanish side Deportivo in 2003. The Argentina international also signed a new four-year contract with the Magpies last year.

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