EL-HADJI Diouf has told the Football Association he has no wish to pursue an allegation that he was racially abused by Newcastle's Turkish midfielder, Emre.

The FA offered the Senegal striker an opportunity to make a statement on the incident which was reported to have taken place at St James' Park on October, when Wanderers beat the Magpies 2-1.

But, while he declined, Watford midfielder, Al Bangura, made a statement relating to an incident in which he was alleged to have been racially abused by Emre and the FA are now pursuing that case.

An FA spokesman said: "Following the allegations which appeared in the media of alleged racist incidents involving Emre, the FA wrote to El-Hadji Diouf and Al Bangura to ask them if they were able to provide statements.

"El-Hadji Diouf has responded and confirmed he does not want to pursue the matter.

"Al Bangura has responded with a statement and further investigations will now be made."

Emre is currently awaiting a hearing date after denying an FA charge of using racially-aggravated words and/or behaviour during Newcastle's 3-0 Premiership defeat at Everton on December 30.