"We said: 'For what? Why should we pay you? We didn't think he was your player, we thought he was ours.' We told him we weren't going to give him it. I stood against the agent."
The agent in question is Paul Martin, but the club’s differences with him should not prevent Caldwell accepting a new deal at St James’ Park.
Both Sir Bobby and Caldwell himself are keen for the Scottish international to stay, especially after his performance against Boro.
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