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Newcastle Unlikely To Be Able To Sign Ross McCormack

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Fulham striker Ross McCormack has said it his ambition to play in the English Premier League, so that could make it difficult for Rafa Benitez to sign the 29 year-old Scottish striker this summer, a striker we have been linked with over the last couple of weeks. There are two major areas of the team [.

Newcastle Linked With Creative Championship Star

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The Sun is reporting today that Rafa Benitez is interested in Derby County's young star Will Hughes, and we were first linked with this talented midfielder three years ago when he was a young sensation playing for Derby. Will hardly played last season at all, because in the opening game of the season against Bolton, [.

Pundit Not At All Shocked By Rafa Staying At Newcastle

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BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson knows all about Newcastle United, having been a coach at the club during Kevin Keegan's first spell in charge at the club. So it's not a shockto Mark that world-class managerRafa Benitez has decided to stay on at Newcastle, even through Newcastle are now a second division side, following our self-inflicted [.

Benitez Could Be Interested In This Real Madrid Defender

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Rafa Benitez will scour the free agent market this summer for some signings he can make at Newcastle and we already know that his former center-back at Liverpool, 31 year-old Daniel Agger is available this summer after seeing out his two year contract at Brondby, after he left Liverpool two years ago.

Rafa Benitez’ Contract Is Becoming Extremely Complex

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There's an update in the Chronicletoday on the status ofRafa Beniteznew contract at Newcastle, where both sides are working though the agreements reached between Rafa Benitez and Newcastle and it seems right in line with what Keith Downie of Sky Sports reported yesterday. Basically things are going ahead, but it will take some time [.

Are Newcastle Looking To Appoint A Director Of Football?

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With Graham Carralmost certainto retire this summer, that's one of the two people who are responsible for Newcastle's relegation leaving the club and now the question is what happens to Lee Charnley? The rumors are that he will stay with the club, but surely he cannot still remain the top executive at Newcastle, given his [.

How Benitez Is Painfully Negotiating His Future Success With Ashley

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Newcastle lawyers and Rafa Benitez' lawyers are now said to be working hard on the agreements reachedbetween Benitez and Mike Ashley, which hands over the running of Newcastle in all football matters to the former Liverpool manager. Thatsounds very good to Newcastlefans, who are sickand tired of seeing people like Lee Charnley run the club, [.

Newcastle Linked With Two Center-Backs For Summer Move

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Newcastle would usually be linked with a lot more players at this time of year, but since we are second bottom of the Premier League and two of three teams to be relegated next month the news has generally been muted. However, there are reports in Portugal that we have been watching 21 year-old [...]

Why Newcastle Must Not Allow This With Summer Transfers

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Newcastle spent £52M last summer on transfers and even when we didn´t have a manager the transfer business went merrily along with Graham Carr identifying the players who were coming into the club whether they were necessary or not. So we signed Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin whether the Newcastle [.

Report Graham Carr Could Leave Newcastle

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There is a report today that Newcastle's Chief Scout Graham Carr may leave the club in the summer after Rafa Benitez has come into the club and will be givenfull control of all transfers into and out of the club. That's something Graham Carr has been controlling for a number of years now as the [..

Benitez – I Can Work With This Board Member

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Graham Carr did very well when he first joined us from Tottenham in February as Chief Scout and some of his initial signings like Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Mathieu Debuchy were very good. But over the last couple ofyears they have not been so good and Remy Cabella, Manu Riviere and Florian [.

This Striker Still Newcastle´s Top Target This Summer

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West Brom won their second league game in succession on Saturday after losing at Newcastle 1-0 three weeks ago and this time it was a home win against Crystal Palace 3-2 after being 3-0 up at half time. The other game they won was an amazing 1-0 win at Everton when they had around27% possession [..

Newcastle Hint At Pending Transfer Deals This Summer

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Newcastle will be in the summer transfer window for sure, but our targets will change depending on whether we are a Premier League club or a Championship club in May. If we doget relegated then it will be important to retain as many good players as possible and whereas last time we went down the [.

Newcastle Scouting Top Midfielder In Europe

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Newcastle United have been scouting Anderlecht's Dennis Praet, who is an attacking midfielder for the Belgium club and he could be one of Newcastle´s targets in the summer. And if we do go after him it should be an advantage that two of his former team-mates at the Belgium club Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar [.

Not Signing This Player Exposes Newcastle´s Transfer Policy

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The Chronicle is reporting that Newcastle scouted West Ham play-maker Dimitri Payet a number of times since he was French playing in France but the powers that be at Newcastle decided not to sign him because he was too old. At the time that´s what we reported last summer, as to why Newcastle [...]

Graham Carr’s Six Flops To Leave Newcastle This Summer

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Our Chief Scout Graham Carr hasn't exactly had a good time of things over the last eighteen months or so with signings such as Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere and Florian Thauvin who have all been monumental flops at Newcastle and it's likely that all three will leave Newcastle in the summer and head back [.

Newcastle Linked With Surprising Transfer Target This Summer

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Newcastle's transfer targetswill be totally different if we take the drop this season and not only will we have to offload some players like Moussa Sissoko and Gini Wijnaldum, but we will have to bring in otherplayers especially some defenders if we are to have any chance of getting out of the Championship [.

Newcastle LInked With Top Player In Summer

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For the last two seasons Newcastle have struggled with relegation and in three of the last four seasons we have struggled with relegation so at the moment the star of Newcatsle United is falling. We are currently battling relegation which could really happen this season, after we only just avoided it last season The [.

More Pointed Criticism Of Newcastle´s January Signings

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Newcastle spent £29M in the January transfer window and going into the window we had one of the worst defenses in the Premier League, but of the four signings not one of them was a defender. Last summer we needed a proven Premier league goalscorer brought in, but we still haven´t got one and so [..

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 [.