Stoke denies Martins link

The Nigeria international is expected to leave Newcastle following their relegation to the Championship.

Coates told the Sentinel: “There’s nothing in that one. We haven’t had contact or discussions about him at all.

“I don’t know where the story has come from, but there is no substance to it.

“I don’t bother about the speculation. It is normal. I think our fans know we don’t go in for publicity stunts.”