Newcastle United unlikely to bid for Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs - sources
Newcastle United do not plan to make a move for Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs, sources close to the newly-promoted club have told ESPN FC.
Manager Rafa Benitez had been linked with a move for Gibbs as he looks to bring in cover for regular left-back Paul Dummett next season.
But sources said Newcastle are unlikely to pursue a deal for the England international, with Arsenal looking for around £15 million, and now have other targets.
Gibbs' future at the Emirates Stadium is uncertain as he enters the final year of his contract.
The 27-year-old has found himself behind Nacho Monreal in Arsene Wenger's plans, with the manager's switch to a 3-4-3 formation limiting his opportunities.
Gibbs could also be pushed further out of the picture by the expected arrival of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke this summer.
Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.