Report: Newcastle have no interest in QPR’s Matt Phillips

Newcastle are not trying to sign QPR’s Matt Phillips.

Newcastle have no interest in QPR’s Matt Phillips, the Chronicle reports.

The Telegraph ran a report earlier this week that Phillips was one of the players that the Magpies have been looking at, as Steve McClaren looks to add more players to his squad.

He wants to add another attacking threat, and as he plays a system which utilises wingers, Phillips was an understandable target.

QPR are said to be willing to cash in on Phillips this month - having already sold Charlie Austin - and the 24-year-old Scot proved his talents in the Premier League last term.

He scored three goals and registered eight assists in 25 league games, a feat which was made all the more impressive given he was playing in a very poor QPR side.

The Magpies were said to be keen on the winger, but the Chronicle have refuted such claims.

The Tyneside media outlet have confirmed that there is no interest in Phillips, with McClaren still favouring a move for Tottenham’s Andros Townsend instead.

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