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Newcastle Should Think Twice About Signing This Striker

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Newcastle have theworst injury record of any Premier League club and that´s been true for at least ten years if you look back at the records. So there´s probably two things a sensible football clubs would do about that. Daniel Sturridge Liverpool striker The first is to try to understandwhy it´sthe case we [.

Newcastle Ready To Increase Offer For Berahino

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Newcastle are ready to go back in for WestBromstriker Saido Berahino with an increased bid today to try to get their number one striker target to Newcastle and if we can do that it will significantly increaseourchancesofstaying a Premier League club. While most reports yesterday were that Newcastle went in with a club record [.

Who Is Guilherme Siqueira – 8 Facts On The Player

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Assuming everything goes well and Atletico Madrid left backGuilherme Siqueira passes his medical he should become Newcastle´s fourth signing of January and the first defender we have signed. He is expected to sign a loan deal through the end of the season. Atletico Madrid left backGuilherme Siqueira Here are some facts on the player.

Why Were Newcastle Not Signing This Defender?

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Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is carefully and quietly building up his side in an attempt to save them from relegation on what must be something like their fifthseason on the trot fighting relegation and yesterday they went back in and signed Lorient center-back Lamine Kone. Newcastle are not much better off than Sunderland and since [.

Striker Options Running Out – Magpies Move For Ecuadorian

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Everton are said to be very keen to bring in 27 year-old Espanyol striker Felipe Caicedo this month, and he has a £7.3M release clause in his contract and the news is that Newcastle are now interested in the 53 times capped Ecuadorian International. With Newcastle having now given up on both Saido Berahino of [.

Southampton In Part Exchange Deal For Townsend

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There is a report in The Sun today that Spurs are hoping to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, and the news is that Andros Townsend could be going the other way in a part exchange deal. Tottenham have wanted the former Celtic midfielder for some time now and maybe using Andros Townsend as bait for [.

Newcastle Reported Back In For Alexandre Lacazette

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The Telegraph and former Journal reporter Luke Edwards are reporting that Newcastle United are ready to make (yet) another attempt to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in this month's transfer window. We know he's a favorite of Chief Scout Graham Carr, but we have already made one attempt this month to get him to leave [.

Lack Of Ambition, Financial Thrift Now Costing Newcastle

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Last summer Charlie Austin was available for £15M and yes that was a lot of money for somebody who would be available as a free agent this summer, but Newcastle were hot favorites to sign him and at one point last summer, betting was halted because it looked like Newcastle were close to signing him.

Newcastle Player Identifies Failings Of Team

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Fabricio Coloccini had another decent game on Saturday in the 2-1 loss at Watford our 5th defeat in the last seven games in all competitions and he has come out again as Newcastle captain and talked to the press and basically pointed out the failings of the team. While Newcastle havebeen playing quite [.

Pochettino’s Comments Give Newcastle Hope Of Signing Berahino

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Newcastle United's hopes of signing number one striker target Saido Berahino from West Brom seemed to be given a lift by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino yesterday when he hinted Spurs were no longer interested in signing the 22 year-old striker. He talked about how importantit is to sign players with discipline who would not upset [.

Report – Newcastle Interested In Championship Defender

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Metro Sport is reporting that Newcastle United are interested in 26 year-old Reading defender Chris Gunter, who we were interested in when he was at Nottingham Forest from 2009-2012 before he singed on at Reading Gunter is an attacking full-back who can play on both sides so he's a versatile player who has played [.

Newcastle Willing To Bid Record Amount For Berahino

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There´s news today that Newcastle are willing to bid up to £18M for West Brom striker Saido Berahino but it that´s not accepted then Newcastle will turn to other striker targets. There was news last night in the Mirror that Newcastle had already put in a bid of £15M and presumably they are willing to [.

Report – Andros Townsend To Move On Loan To Newcastle

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The Evening Standard is reporting today that Andros Townsend is close to completinga deal which will see the England International move on an initial six-month loan spell to Newcastle withthe option to make the move permanent in the summer for a fee of around £12M. Andros Townsend moving on loan to Newcastle Tottenham preferred [.

Why Signing Shelvey Can Completely Transform Newcastle’s Policies

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For far too long Newcastlehave been runon a shoestring by Mike Ashley and while that's just great for the finances, it's not good for the team and certainly since we finished 5th back in 2012 we have been little better than a side threatened with relegation everyseason. And far too often our acquisitions have been [.

Newcastle Think Big – Go For Huge Double Deal Over £30M

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Newcastle have two major targets this weekand they are Spurs and England winger Andros Townsend and West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino. Newcastle are in negotiations with Tottenham over Townsend, but Spurs Chairman Daniel Levyas usual is trying to drivea hard bargain and wants around £14M for his England winger, whereas the news is that [.

Newcastle Offered Former AC Milan Star Striker

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The Sun is reporting today that since almost everybody in football knows that Newcastle are trying to sign a top striker this month, agents are only too willing to oblige and have offered 26 year-old Corinthians star striker Alexandre Pato. Fans will remember the Brazilian played at AC Milan from 2007 until 2012.

Report Newcastle After Top Striker This Week – He´s Not French

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News in the Chronicle today that Newcastle have been given ¨encouragement¨ by his representatives and will now pursue 22 year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino this week and could be ready to bid £18M for the England U21 International. Saido Berahino encouragement from his agents They want to make some money obviously After we [.

Get These Three Players In And Complete A Great Transfer Window

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Newcastle have so far brought in Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea and Henri Saivet from Bordeaux and they look like two good signings for us. But we still need more players brought in and a winger, striker and left back could make this transfer window a great one for the club. Raphael Guerreiro Lorient left-back [.

Newcastle Have £12.8M Bid Rejected For Italian International Striker

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It is being reported in Italy that Newcastle United have had a €17M (£12.8M) bidfor 24 year-old Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini turned down. The 6 times capped Italian International is said to be interesting several Premier League clubs at the moment with West Ham United, Swansea and Crystal Palace all interested but it looks [.

Newcastle To Sign This Long Term Target This Month?

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Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr has been tracking Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder since early 2013 and like any player Graham takes time in watching over a long period of time Wissam could end up signing for Newcastle United. We saw that with Florian Thauvin in August when out of the blue Newcastle signed the [.

Newcastle Refuse To Match Fee For English International

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It shouldn't come as too much of a shock to Newcastle fans that there is news today that Newcastle have walked away from the possibility of signing Tottenham's Andros Townsend because the price is too high. Tottenham are wanting something like £10M for him, but in the way Newcastle work these daysthat's above what [.

Newcastle Linked With French Central Midfielder

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French daily L'Equipe is reporting today that Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in Abdoulaye Doucoure of Stade Rennais (Rennes) who plays in central midfield. We were reported interestedin the 23 year-old last summer, so it's not too surprising we are again being linked with the 6 ft tall youngster who has played [.

Newcastle Change Direction – Go After New Target

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With the failure to sign Alexandre Lacazette yesterday, Newcastle will now switch their attentions to another striker we were interested in last summer 26 year-oldas Dost of Wolfsburg. Bas has 7 Bundesliga goals in 12 appearances for Wolfsburg this season and 9 goals in 17 total appearances so he's having another decent season in [.

Newcastle Make Record Bid For French Striker

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Reports in France are that Newcastle have put in a massive bid of €25M (£18.4M) for former French International target Alexandre Lacazette. The Lyon striker was a target of Newcastle's over the last two or three years, but of course he's still unproven in the Premier League and could take time to settle in England [.

Do Newcastle Really Think This Striker Is Good Enough?

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We never thought that Dwight Gayle was much of a player or much of a striker, but there's news that Newcastle may be interested in signing the Crystal Palace striker this month. Maybe Alan Pardew is motivated to sell Dwight to Newcastle for a good price? Dwight Gayle scoring after 30 seconds against Newcastle last [.

Newcastle To Be Outbid For Top Striker Target

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If Newcastle don't bring in the required players this month then we will in all likelihood be relegated and if we don't bring them in because we are outbid by other Premier League clubs for our top targets and refuse to pay up for the right players then we will deserve to be relegated. [...]

Report – Chelsea Offer Loic Remy To Newcastle

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There´s news today that Newcastle have been offered an opportunity of signing former striker Loic Remy on loan from Chelsea. The news is in the Chronicle and it´sthat Chelsea have made Loic available to the Magpies, but we also know that Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace are after him. Loic Remy scoring at West Ham [.

Stellar Transfer Window Now Newcastle´s Big Hope

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When we were hoping in these holiday games that we could pick up a couple of wins and move out of the relegation zone the opposite has happened. We lost every game and Newcastle have given up ground to clubs like Sunderland, Norwich, Bournemouth and West Brom to name a few. In the last [...]

McClaren Tries To Reassure Fans After Disastrous Run

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Newcastle startedthe season with only three points in the first eight games and then we seemed to recover with 13 points and four wins from the next 8 games as we ended that good run by beating Liverpool and Tottenham in successive games. But since then we have been on another disastrous run of four [.

Newcastle Reported After Championship Center-Back

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If Newcastle are to have any chance to stay in the Premier League this season after the worst year in Newcastle´s long history finally came to an end a couple of days ago we have to somehow sign some good players in this January transfer window otherwise we will become a Championship club [...]

Crystal Palace Now Favorites To Beat Newcastle To Striker

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There´s news in the Mirror today that Alan Pardew´s Crystal Palace have moved to the front of the queue and are now favorites to sign Newcastle target Charlie Austin of QPR who we were very interested in over the summer but refused to pay the £15M asking price. The 26-year-old would help Newcastle score [.

Southampton Likely To Beat Newcastle To Transfer Target

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Both Newcastle and Southampton were beaten 1-0 yesterdayin the Premier League the Magpies losing 1-0 at Arsenal and the Saints lost 1-0 at Norwich. Newcastle remain 18th but lost ground toSunderland and Norwich whoboth won and Bournemouthdrew at Leicester. Henri Saivet Saints are in for the 25 year-old midfielder That´s just one [.

Alan Pardew Now After Newcastle Striker Target

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Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has Crystal Palace in 5th place on 31 points half way through the season and 14 points and 13 places above his former club Newcastle, where Steve McClaren is having difficulties at the start of his Newcastle career. The Chronicle has reported today that QPR striker Charlie Austin is open [.

Newcastle Again Linked With International Forward

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Newcastle were reported to be interested in 22 year-old Bordeaux forward Diego Rolan in the summer so it's not too surprising Newcastle are being linked with the forward as the January transfer window is about to open tomorrow. After all we seem to be linked with almost every other player. Diego Rolan Newcastle linked [.

Is This The Striker Newcastle Really Want In January?

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There is a report in ESPN that Newcastle are interestedin going back in for 24 year-old Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, who we have been interested in signing for over two years now. But given Newcastle's precarious position in the Premier League it's doubtful the 10 times capped French International would want to join a club [.

Newcastle Keen On Experienced Central Midfielder

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Newcastle are starting to make their moves in the transfer market and that's good so hopefully we can get some players in very early in the transfer window which opens in a couple of days time. One position we are very weak in especially since it looks like Vurnon Anita will be out for [...]

Newcastle Have Initial £6M Bid Rejected

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News from Italy today that Newcastle United this week have had an initial offer for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly turned down by Napoli and the offer is though to have been around £6M. Newcastle were only linked with the Senegal International yesterday but it will be difficult to get this man to Tyneside next [.

This Is What´s Now Needed To Save Newcastle

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Newcastlehave done really poorly since we beat Liverpool and Tottenham and the team have collected one measly point in the last three games of the year and that has us rooted in third bottom place in the league table. But we are still only 3 points from 14th placed Chelsea. The first decision to be [.

Four Positions Newcastle To Strengthen In January

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It we were an ambitious club then Newcastle should be trying to bring in around four players in January regardless of how we do in the league table. And we shouldn´t gauge how much money we need to spend next month on what needs to be done to survive in the Premier League this [...]

London Club Hints At Offloading Striker To Newcastle

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As we´ve said a number of times Andy Carroll is a very expensive player for West Ham United, with the London club paying out close to £17M for the Geordie striker in the summer of 2013 and paying himaround £90K/week in wages on a six year deal. That´s a lot of money to pay our [...]