Dean Smith has kept his cards close to his chest regarding the future of Alan Judge, who is in the final six months of his contract.
This didn't happen after the Irishman broke his leg with contract talks breaking down prior to the injury.
The head coach is sure there have been talks but would not disclose what had been said.
Time left in the transfer window
Smith said: “That'll be down to Alan Judge and the directors of football. I'm sure there are conversations but I'm of the belief that's between them.”
The likelihood was Judge would have left had he not suffered the injury and a move to Newcastle broke down due to how far away he was from fitness in August.
The Magpies have considered another approach in January but, with the midfielder still several weeks away from a return, it appears unlikely he will leave next month and will, unless there is a change of heart, leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.
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