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"There is absolutely no chance of Shay Given leaving St James' Park and nobody has contacted us about him," said Shepherd.
"He is not for sale and that's the end of the story."
Given also distanced himself from the reports.
"I am baffled by these reports because I have not spoken to anyone," he said.
"I am as frustrated as anyone by our lack of success but I want to stay and win things with Newcastle.
'He (Given) came to see me and Shay was deeply concerned as to what appeared in the newspapers and was mystified as to where they had originated,'' stressed Souness.
''He actually asked the question: 'Is it not the club trying to get rid of me?'
''I assured him it's not the case. We would not like to see Shay go, as he is one of the best keepers around and I understand he loves it at this football club and the supporters love him.
''From my point of view, I want him here because he is a top class keeper.''