Hughton keen to keep transfer-listed Steven Taylor
Taylor is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said he would like to keep Steven Taylor on the day the central defender was placed on the transfer list.
The 24-year-old's deal ends next summer and BBC Radio 5 live understands he has rejected a new four-year deal worth £40,000 a week.
"I think most know that it is a club decision to put him on the transfer list," Hughton said.
"He is a player that we would like to keep here at the football club."
Hughton added: "I think there are always going to be things that test us and there will always be other issues, but the important thing is that Steven is a player we would like to see at this football club.
"He is a very good player and certainly I hope an agreement can be made."
The former England Under-21 captain's agent Paul Stretford says his client is eager to talk about a new deal, despite being put up for sale.
"Newcastle will not be held to ransom over the wage demands of Taylor," said Ian Dennis, 5 live's senior football reporter.
It had been reported that Taylor was holding out for terms of about £60,000-a-week after he rejected Newcastle's offer.
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