Jose Enrique exit was expected - Alan Pardew

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says he is trying to secure a replacement for Jose Enrique, after Liverpool agreed a fee for the Spanish defender, but won't be drawn on names.

The 25-year-old left-back joined Newcastle for £6.3m in 2007 but hit out at the club last month on Twitter.

Pardew says he also hopes Joey Barton will feature in their season-opener against Arsenal on Saturday, despite the midfielder being made available on a free transfer last week after contract negotiations broke down.

BBC Sport