Klaus Allofs claims Bas Dost will stay with Wolfsburg despite alleged Newcastle talks

Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs says Dutch striker Bas Dost will stay at the club.

Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs says Newcastle-linked striker Bas Dost will stay at the club, as reported by Voetbal International.

Dost, 26, has long been known for being an effective target man, using his giant 6ft 5in frame to great effect in the Netherlands with Heerenveen and now with Wolfsburg.

The Dutchman has enjoyed a superb season for Wolfsburg, hitting 19 goals in all competitions, which included a remarkable run where he hit 14 goals in just nine games.

A run of 13 games without a goal followed, and Wolfsburg moved to sign Borussia Monchengladbach star Max Kruse - putting Dost's future in doubt.

Given his reputation in the Netherlands, it's little surprise that Steve McClaren - formerly manager of Twente - is allegedly interested in bringing Dost to Newcastle.

McClaren was only appointed earlier this week but needs to bring in a new striker, and a report from AD in the Netherlands suggested that Dost had already spoken to McClaren over a possible summer move to St. James' Park.

However, Wolfsburg chief Allofs says that Dost won't be leaving - because the beanpole forward has indicated his desire to remain with the Bundesliga giants.

"Bas told us that he wants to stay," said Allofs, now casting doubt over the potential move to Tyneside this summer - unless he's trying to drive the price of a possible sale up.

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