NEIL Taylor remains close to a move to Newcastle, despite being linked with Everton.
It had been suggested the Merseysiders were ready to join the hunt for the Swansea City defender. But the Evening Post understands there has been no interest from boss David Moyes.
Everton are strong at left-back, a position where England defender Leighton Baines shone for them last season.
Taylor has two years to run on his current contract, but has been allowed to speak to Newcastle after their £1 million bid triggered a clause in his contract.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has also held talks with the former Wrexham man to try to convince him to stay in South Wales.
Sources in Newcastle suggested Taylor was on the verge of signing for Alan Pardew's side late last week.
But Swansea want the best possible deal for a player who, at 22, is already a Welsh international.
Newcastle have been looking to bolster their left-back options with Jose Enrique seemingly set to leave St James' Park.