Toon target to stay in Paris

The Magpies had reportedly made Erding their number one striking

target after they lost out, coincidentally, to PSG for Kevin

Gameiro. The North East club are thought to be pushing hard for the

Turkey international and are understood to have bid in the region

of £7million. Rennes and French champions Lille are also

interested and Erding was linked to the latter, possibly as part of

a bid for Eden Hazard. But, despite the potential moves in the

pipeline, Erding has now declared he wants to stay and fight for

his place at the Parc des Princes. “I stay in Paris,” Erding told

L’Equipe. “I want to impose myself here and I do not fear

competition. I’m ready. Anyway, there is always competition, at all

clubs.”