Report: Newcastle scared off deal for Jonjo Shelvey, Pardew reunion more likely

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Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey has reportedly scared Newcastle off with his wage demands, with a move to Crystal Palace now more likely.

According to the Sunday People, Newcastle have been scared off a move for Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey, with the midfielder edging closer to joining Crystal Palace.

Shelvey, 23, started his career with Arsenal and West Ham United before moving on to Charlton Athletic as a youngster, and it was with the Addicks that he made his name.

The midfielder was handed a first-team debut back in 2008, aged just 16 - and it was Alan Pardew who handed him that debut almost six years ago, before joining Liverpool in 2010.

Now a Premier League player with Swansea, Shelvey has often impressed with his passing range, earning him England recognition in the progress, having earned six caps for the Three Lions.

However, he has recently been left out of the Swansea team by new manager Alan Curtis, and he may look to leave the Liberty Stadium during this month's transfer window.

The Sunday People report that Newcastle United wanted to lure Shelvey up to the North East, with Steve McClaren desperately seeking reinforcements as the Magpies currently sit in the relegation zone.

However, it's suggested that Newcastle have been scared off a move for Shelvey by his wage demands, as he allegedly wants to become one of the club's highest paid players.

The hesitation over finances from Newcastle may now let in their former boss Pardew, who is currently managing Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

It's stated that Pardew wants a reunion with his former Charlton prodigy, as Palace are pushing for European qualification this season and will be looking to add some extra quality this month, whilst Shelvey is also believed to be keen on working with Pardew again.

A move back to his hometown of London may also be appealing for Shelvey, who seems set to leave Swansea this month, whether it's to Newcastle, Palace, or any other Premier League team.

Should Shelvey join Newcastle or Crystal Palace?

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