Newcastle after Neil

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Plymouth_hammer

The Tyneside outfit were keen to capture the Australian on a free transfer deal by buying out the remaining six months on his £75,000 per week contract and then paying him the same wages in a new deal.

Kinnear reportedly told local newspaper The Evening Cronical, "We have spoken to him; we are waiting to hear what the answer is from West Ham.

"All I can say is it is seriously ongoing."