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A brace of Banguras on the cards?

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Newcastle United allegedly have much interest in Teteh and Mohamed Bangura who currently play for Sweden's AIK. You've probably seen various reports linking Newcastle to the Banguras from Sierra Leone who, incidentally, are not brothers. Both players are currently at Allmänna Idrottsklubben (AIK) in Sweden.

Routledge QPR deal off. So what’s the future for the lad?

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As QPR pull out of contention to sign Newcastle United's Wayne Routledge, the player will be back with the club for pre-season training. But does he have any sort of future at Newcastle? Wayne Routledge, who spent the second half of last season out on loan to QPR, appears to be somewhat in limbo at [.

Celtic to continue pursuing Forster. Zog back on the radar?

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Celtic are still interested in Newcastle United keeper Fraser Forster despite getting their first offer rejected, and the Charles N'Zogbia rumour has been resurrected a bit. Celtic are likely to pursue Fraser Forster with increased vigour along with increased money after getting their £1.5m offer for the goalkeeper rejected.

How will we line up and who else is needed?

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Speculation as to how the Newcastle United team might line up next season, who will be the first choices in various positions and who else is needed. Goalie With news that Fraser Forster may be the subject of a £1.5m bid from Celtic and given that he has intimated he'd like a move to the [...]

Matuidi and Erdinç rumours gather momentum

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Newcastle United allegedly maintain a strong interest in Saint-Etienne's Blaise Matuidi and Paris Saint-Germain's Mevlüt Erdinç. According to 'France Football' (as well as our very own Chronicle) the French revolution is far from over at Newcastle. Apparently we are still pursuing a legendary 'double swoop' for Blaise Matuidi and Mevlüt Erdinç.

Ben Tozer allegedly leaving on a free for Northampton

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Ben Tozer and Newcastle United agree terms to cancel the player's contract and allow him to leave on a free transfer. Apparently Ben Tozer is quitting Newcastle in favour of Northampton. Or at least that's what Sky Sports are suggesting. The 21 year old defender started out as a youth player at Plymouth Argyle, which [.

Smudge grudge forgiven as Leeds plan move for Smith

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Newcastle United midfielder Alan Smith is a potential target for Leeds United. Many an argument has ensued in recent weeks about whether or not we should be getting rid of the older, more experienced players but I tend to think the majority of Toon fans feel that Alan Smith has outstayed his usefulness at the [.

Boudebouz in the frame again

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Ryad Boudebouz, the Algerian attacking midfielder, is once again being linked to Newcastle United by the foreign press. Reports from the Italian press are suggesting that Ryad Boudebouz fancies a move to the English Premier League and Newcastle and Liverpool are said to be the two clubs after his signature.

Jonas the latest in senior player cull at Newcastle?

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Tyneside newspaper, The Journal, are claiming very confidently that Newcastle United "confirmed earlier today" that Argentine wing wonder, Jonas Gutierrez, will be the latest in a series of senior players to be edged out the exit door at St James's Park as the club are willing to "listen to offers" to use the Journal's words.

Toon rumoured to be interested in Valencia’s Vicente (again)

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Valencia's Vicente has said that his future lies in England and he is once again being connected to Newcastle United. Spanish 'periodistas deportivos' (hacks to you and I) are suggesting that Newcastle have bid for Valencia left-winger Vicente Rodríguez Guillén. But I think something may have been lost in translation and what they're really saying [.

Pardew unsure about Enrique but remaining hopeful

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Jose Enrique's future at Newcastle United still remains doubtful, although Alan Pardew says the club is trying its best to entice him to stay. The Enrique situation still seems to be dragging on without solution and, in a recent interview, Alan Pardew used a quartet of successive 'bigs' to demonstrate what he thinks about Enrique [.

PSG slap a £10m price tag on Newcastle target Mevlüt Erdinç

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Whilst PSG set a £10m price tag on Mevlüt Erdinç, who Alan Pardew has admitted to being interested in, Newcastle United are also allegedly looking at Daniel Sturridge and a Spanish winger. Newcastle have been linked to Mevlüt Erdinç for a while now but it seems that the injection Qatari money into Paris Saint-Germain means [.

Taarabt happy to join Newcastle as stepping stone to “very big” club.

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Queen's Park Rangers midfielder, Adel Taarabt has revealed that he would be happy to join Newcastle as he feels that he doesn't need a very big club at this stage of his career. The player, who is intent on a move from the West London club as he feels they will be relegated after their [...]

Nolan allegedly splenetic about Pardew

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Kevin Nolan allegedly reacts angrily at his treatment by Alan Pardew at Newcastle United. I spent most of yesterday wondering where the 'source close to Nolan' from the News Of The World had gone and I'm pleased to say he's popped up today. Allegedly Nolan is positively fuming at the lack of support he received [.

Taarabt in, Barton out?

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It will come as no surprise to Newcastle United fans that the club is now being strongly linked with another midfielder with French connections, although Arsenal's alleged interest in Joey Barton may be a little more surprising. I am most disappointed to find we haven't signed any new players yet today.

Bolton interested in Nile Ranger for £1m?

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Whilst the number 9 shirt remains unfilled at Newcastle United, it certainly won't ever be Nile Ranger's as was once speculated. The player is well and truly transfer-listed and beginning to attract suitors. It's all go at Newcastle isn't it? Between the rumours and the actual transfers that have taken place it's turning out to [.

Pardew: Issue over Ba medical and “other suitors”.

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In a rare interview, Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, has revealed that the deal for former West Ham and Hoffenheim striker, Demba Ba, is far from done, and that "other suitors" and, unsurprisingly, potential medical problems are the issue. Ba, who suffers from a degenerative knee condition previously failed a medical at Stoke City before [.

Denba Ba in Newcastle for medical.

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Former West Ham player, Demba Ba has been filmed at St James's Park while in Tyneside to have a medical for Newcastle United. As we published on this 'blog on June 11th the chief football writer of the Sunday Mirror, Paul Smith, alleged after a converstion with Derek Llambias that the player had "agreed terms [.

Scott Brown says no to Newcastle

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Celtic's Scott Brown denies any interest in a transfer to Newcastle United. A few days ago, in a post about The Celtic Raid, I reported our alleged interest in Celtic captain Scott Brown and left-back Emilio Izaguirre. I did wonder at the time what sort of role Pardew had in mind for Scott Brown in [.

Could Blaise Matuidi be the sweetener after Nolan’s departure?

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Could the sweetener for Kevin Nolan's departure from Newcastle United come in the shape of Blaise Matuidi? Well, it was quite a day yesterday wasn't it? What with the big news that Kevin Nolan is most likely on his way to West Ham, the implications of which I'll talk about in a later post. Fortunately [.

More transfer speculation – more midfielders for Newcastle

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Newcastle United are allegedly pursuing yet another two midfielders in an attempt to build the largest midfield in history. Birmingham's Craig Gardner and Bayer Leverkusen's Tranquillo Barnetta are today's offerings. Of course, not all transfer speculation is true. In fact most of it isn't. But if you ever needed an extra hint that some of [.

Ba and Erdinç – next season’s Toon strike force?

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Could Demba Ba and Mevlüt Erdinç be Newcastle United's first choice strike force next season? As previously speculated, it does indeed seem that Alan Pardew has considerable interest in Mevlüt Erdinç. Speaking to The Journal, Pardew said: "Erdinç has always been on our radar. He's a very good player and that is all I will [.

The Celtic raid: Scott Brown and Emilio Izaguirre

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Newcastle United may be planning a raid on Celtic for both Emilio Izaguirre and Scott Brown. Izaguirre in particular looks necessary with Jose Enrique blanking Alan Pardew over his contract. Allegedly, Newcastle are interested in Celtic captain Scott Brown. The 25 year-old midfielder started out at Hibernian and in 2007 he was transferred to Celtic [.

Erding, Sow, Gomez? Just who is the mystery striker?

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Newcastle United are allegedly planning a 'mega-bid' for some 'mystery striker', but who could it be? That idea of 'mega-bids' and 'mystery strikers' does sound like The Sun is spicing up the story a bit. Having said that though, it's probably true within reason. We certainly need a striker and there's no denying that it's [.

Nolan unhappy with top 7 finish clause in offered contract?

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Allegedly the new contract that Newcastle United offered to Kevin Nolan was only due to be activated at the end of next season and then only if the club finished in the top 7 in the Premier League. The Mirror is attempting to shed some light on Kevin Nolan's contract situation, although whether that's the [.

Demba Ba has “agreed terms on Friday night” with Newcastle but…

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Speaking in an interview with Sam Matterface on 'Talk Sport', the chief football writer of the Sunday Mirror, Paul Smith, has been claiming that Newcastle United have "agreed terms on Friday night" with West Ham striker, Demba Ba. He also claimed that West Ham had also made a bid for Kevin Nolan, but that it [.

No Newcastle or Arsenal bid for Gervinho says Lille’s Director of Football.

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While it has recently been announced by 'Talk Sport' that Newcastle United target, Gervinho, has signed for Arsenal, it has been revealed by the Director of Football of the player's current club, Lille OSC, that neither club have made an offer for the Ivory Coast player. Rather, he has told the French media that Tottenham [.

Gameiro definitely a no-no. Nolan possibly a go-go.

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Martin Jol is allegedly interested in Newcastle United captain Kevin Nolan and Kevin Gameiro rules out any chance of comin to Tyneside. I think we'd all pretty much accepted that Lorient's Kevin Gameiro wasn't coming to Newcastle and the player himself has now confirmed that, saying: "I'll think about my future in the coming days.

£3m for Nolan rejected, but do we need him anyway?

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Newcastle United have allegedly rejected a £3m offer from West Ham for team captain Kevin Nolan. I have to say up-front that solid quotes about this matter are sorely lacking but it seems that West Ham's bid of £3m for Kevin Nolan was rejected. Definitive information about Nolan's contract situation is also difficult to pin [.

Toon after Shikabala (+video). Big Sam after Nolan. Gervinho speaks.

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Newcastle United are supposedly interested in an Egyptian midfielder whilst Sam Allardyce wants our captain at West Ham. Tomorrow might be a better day for transfer gossip as that's when the French transfer window creaks open and allows a plethora of Gallic talent to enter the market. Given where our scouts seem to have been [.

Deep Throat says The Zog is keen on Toon return

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A source close to Charles N'Zogbia indicates that the player really wants to return to Newcastle United and only ever left because of Joe Kinnear. According to The Star, Charles N'Zogbia is most certainly Newcastle-bound, which would seem to suit the voters on this particular blog. As our vote stands as I write this, 80% [.

£12m for The Zog? (poll)

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Mike Ashley will have to break his own transfer record if he wants to bring N'Zogbia to Newcastle United. Whilst Wigan will let Charles N'Zogbia go to a Champions League club for £9m, they will only let him go to another Premier League club including us for £12m. Apparently this is because Wigan [.

£1m bid for Neil Taylor confirmed

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It appears that Newcastle United have submitted a formal bid for Swansea left-back Neil Taylor. Newcastle submitted a £1m bid for Neil Taylor yesterday afternoon, following rumours over the weekend that we were closing in on the 22 year-old. The Swansea City Chairman, Huw Jenkins, said: "We have received a proposal from Newcastle regarding Neil [.

Cabaye, Gameiro, Gervinho etc. – just what’s the situation?

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A summary of the current transfer targets at Newcastle United, not a single one of which has actually been confirmed by the club! As another week gets underway, we can no doubt expect a load more transfer speculation relating to our club because it is after all silly season. So I thought I'd kick off [.

Nolan’s contract negotiations stall – player considering his future

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Contract woes for Nolan now at Newcastle United? According to The Mirror, Kevin Nolan is having difficulty getting a new contract out of the club. He has two years left on his current contract and was supposedly in talks to extend that by at least another two years, however it seems to 28 year-old has [.

Nile up the swanny?

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It seems that Nile Ranger is surplus to requirements at Newcastle United. According to a fistful of press reports, Nile Ranger is being shown the exit at St James' Park as he does not figure in Alan Pardew's future plans. To be honest, he never really got properly started at Newcastle. He was used mainly [.

One striker or two?

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Gervinho rumours persist but what do Newcastle United in terms of strikers anyway? The French press are announcing the 'imminent' arrival of Gervinho at Newcastle, which sounded promising until I noticed they got their information from Sky Sports. Allegedly we've made a €16m bid for the player (£14.

Toon allegedly after left-back Neil Taylor

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Newcastle United are allegedly set to take Swansea's Neil Taylor via a £1m buy-out clause in his contract. Allegedly (and don't you just love it when I start an article with that) we have no less than 'swooped' over to Welsh Wales and are about to complete the signing of newly promoted Swansea's Neil Taylor.

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Toon back off from allegedly ‘mercenary’ Zog

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A senior Newcastle United source says we're going off the idea of bringing Charles N'Zogbia to the club due to his approach to things. It seems that Newcastle are cooling on the prospect of bringing Charles N'Zogbia to the club, mainly due to what they see as 'mercenary tactics' by the player. Newcastle have apparently [.

The times they are a’changin’!

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It seems to this humble Toon blogger that with the advent of recent media coverage about the possibility of 'no new deals' for our 2 most recent Captains: Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton, we're starting to see a pattern emerge. Yes, they are top scorer and Player of the year respectively, but it seems the [.