Date:Tuesday July 25 2006
But the self-confessed Shearer fan, could see himself wearing the famous number nine ... if Glenn Roeder gets his way.
Ashton has the build of Shearer, and Roeder has already been back to his old club West Ham to try and tempt him to Tyneside.
The player has refused to tell Roeder to look elsewhere. So much so, the London press is full of tales that a deal could be struck. Newcastle will not pay the £10m asking price, but Hammer's boss Alan Pardue could be interested IF Newcastle include James Milner in the deal.
Milner sees the signing of Damien Duff as the biggest hint yet that Roeder is willing to listen to offers. Watch this space.
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