Newcastle United eye Jay Spearing?

Jay Spearing
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Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing emerges as a reported transfer target for Newcastle United.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is reportedly keen to sign Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing at the end of the season.

The 24-year-old, who is deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield, has impressed during a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers this season.

According to The Guardian, Pardew has sent scouts to watch the combative midfielder in recent weeks, with a view to securing his signature in the summer.

Spearing is currently nursing a toe injury.

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