Carney Qatar transfer denied by Newcastle

Newcastle Jets have quashed speculation in-form winger David Carney could be on the move from the Hyundai A-League to a cashed-up club in Qatar.

According to reports, an unnamed club in the Middle East were set to throw a huge deal  at the former Sydney FC and Blackpool winger in the January transfer window, 

Former Socceroo Carney has been one of the Jets best players this season. But Jets chief executive David Eland denied the claims on Wednesday morning, telling the Newcastle Herald there has been no approach to the club for the player.

"We have not seen or heard anything regarding David Carney or any player," Eland told the paper.

"He is a contract player at the Newcastle Jets until the end of the season. Nothing has changed."

Carney is off-contract at the Jets at the end of the season, meaning the club could get a significant transfer fee for him if they are willing to sell one of their prized assets.

If they opt not to sell and don’t re-sign him, the 32-year-old could move on for free at the end of the campaign.

Carney has started all nine matches so far this season, scoring two goals and providing three assists in the Jets’ impressive start to the season.

The 48-capped Socceroo has previously played in England, Holland, Spain, Uzbekistan and the US.