Reading winger Jimmy Kebe claimed he was about to become Newcastle's latest recruit on Thursday before admitting he was joking.
The 29-year-old said on his Twitter account: "On my way to Newcastle, having medical then sign a 4 years contract. Thank you all for your support you've been outstanding !!!!"
However, the Magpies denied the claim and, shortly afterwards, Kebe tweeted: "Oups [sic] i thought if you're french and play football u just pop in to Newcastle and sign a contract ???? Not a chance of leaving #LoveReadingFc#".