Eddie Howe has been speaking about Allan Saint-Maximin this morning, amid claims Wolves are interested in the winger.
It was reported by 90min earlier this week that Wolves were one keen on the French trickster, with Everton also showing interest.
That report came after a claim from the Daily Mail that Newcastle would be open to selling Saint-Maximin for around £50 million this summer.
There has been a bit of a discussion around Saint-Maximin of late, with the 25-year-old struggling to impact games just at the moment.
Some fans are open to him departing for the right price.
Howe was asked for his thoughts about Saint-Maximin is his press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s game at St. James’ Park.
And it seems he is very much opposed to him leaving this summer.
He said (via Chronicle): “I’ve got a great relationship with Maxi. I’ve really enjoyed working with him and we need him at his very best levels. He could potentially be the difference.
“He’s an incredible talent and of course he has a long-term future at the club.”
Wolves were never likely to sign Saint-Maximin
It seems Howe will fight hard to keep Saint-Maximin at Newcastle this summer.
Wolves were probably never particularly likely to land the former Nice star.
He would more than likely be out of Wanderers’ price range at £50 million.
He’d be great to have, since it’s likely Adama Traore will be sold in the next window. But it just wasn’t going to happen, especially with Howe now saying what he has.