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Newcastle Linked With Yet Another International Winger

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It's very difficult in transfer windows to know what's true that's reported and what's simply made up. There has been news for a couple of months that Newcastle may be interested in Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohamady, who played at Sunderland with Steve Bruce and seemed to follow him to Hull City he has [.

Newcastle Likely To Announce Striker Signing Today

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There was news yesterday that Ivan Toney was having his medical at Newcastle United, and it's likely that Newcastle will announce the signing of the 19 year-old striker from Northampton Town today. We have been after Toney for some time now, and seem to have beaten off other clubs to his signature. It helped that [.

Newcastle Reported After Experienced England International

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There are several reports that Manchester United's Ashley Young could be leaving the club after four years on board, with new £25M signing Memphis Depay having pushed Young down the pecking order at the Red Devils. The Daily Star is reporting that Newcastle are interested in the winger, and we have been after Frecnh U21 [.

McClaren Strengthens Newcastle’s Spine – But More Needed

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It's often said that the spine of the team the players operating through the middle of the park, is the heart of the team and a good measure of how good a team is. It's interesting that Steve McClaren's first three signings forNewcastle are a central midfielder GeorginioWijnaldum, followed by a center-forward [.

Newcastle Trying To Close Deals For Four Players

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Newcastle United are reported to be still interested in signing Florian Thauvin, even though a £12M bid by the Magpies was turned down by Marseilles, who are said to value their winger at £15M. That's not a huge gap to close, so maybe a slightly higher bid by Newcastle could still clinch the deal, although [.

Newcastle Keep Bidding – But Another Offer Turned Down

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There is a report in French publication RMC that says Newcastle have made another bid for long term target Florian Thauvin, but that the bid has been turned down by Marseilles, so if the news is true then Newcastle are continuing to try to add new players to the squad. The report suggests Newcastle bid [.

Review – Newcastle Have Done Well – But Still Need More Players

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Newcastle have done well so far this season in getting two top players through the door Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic and they cost £27M for the two, and we should be able to get Chancel Mbemba signed by the end of the week once the FA gives approval for his visa. That's [...]

Newcastle Have Bid Rejected For 20 Year-Old French Winger

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Newcastle made some efforts in the January transfer window to sign AC Milan midfielder M'Baye Niang, but we were not successful in signing the 20 year-old M'Baye Niang, who is a French U21 International and well regarded by Chief Scout Graham Carr. M'Baye Niang 20 year-old 6ft French U21 International Niang signed for AC [.

Lee Charnley Working Very Hard On New Signings

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One of the things that Lee Charnley is good at and effectively made his name at Newcastle for is signing players for Newcastle, and he has been the man who has gone in and negotiated deals on behalf of Newcastle, and that was a long time before he was appointed the Managing Director about [...]

Newcastle To Bid For Long-Term Serbian International Target

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Newcastle United were interested in signing Benfica and Serbian International attacking midfielder Filip Duricic eighteen months ago, and there were reports at that time that we had a €10M (£7M) offer for him rejected by the Portuguese club. It seems that once Graham Carr has done his thorough scouting of a player, he doesn't forget [.

Steve McClaren Coy On New Signings

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Aleksandar Mitrovic has been training back with his former club Anderlecht while he obtained his visa, and the 20 year-old is due back in Newcastle today to start training with the lads, and head coach Steve McClaren will assess him and see if he is fit enough and ready for the game tomorrow night against [.

Newcastle To Make Move For Austin And Take Spending To £50M

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It was interesting that Steve McClaren in his interviews after the game yesterday atSheffield United, said that he wanted the new players to be signed as soonas possible, obviously so he can get them quickly into action, with the start of thePremier Leagueseason now less than two weeks away. And the Chronicle is reporting that [.

Newcastle Fail In Move For Experienced England International

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The Mirror are reporting today that Newcastle made an enquiry about Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, but the approach was turned down by manager Louis van Gaal. Michael was on Newcastle's books as a youngster in the Kevin Keegan days, before he signed on at West Ham, and this is not the first time in [.

Praise For Steve McClaren From Former Player

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There's a report in the Star today that former Middlesbrough star Stewart Downing was made aware that Newcastle were interested in him only a day before he signed againforhis home town club presumably to finish his career where he started it under now Newcastle manager Steve McClaren. A young Stewart Downing at Middlesbrough Stewart [.

Newcastle’s Potential Problem With Charlie Austin Deal

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The Sunday People is reporting today that Newcastle have been put off buying their top striker target Charlie Austin because he is asking too much in wages, reported to be£85K/week, but how come Newcastle and other clubs have been in the chase for the big man for over twomonths now, and this is the first [.

Newcastle After Top Swiss Winger – The Alpine Messi

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Inter-Milan manager Roberto Mancini bought both Davide Santon from Newcastle and Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich in January, but he has admitted that one of them must be sold this summer, because he will not have room for both of them in his 25 man Inter-Milan squad for next season. Xherdan Shaqiri scoring for Inter [.

Newcastle’s Strategy To Get Charlie Austin Is Working

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey has been talking to TALKsport today and he's talked about what else the sale of their top striker Charlie Austin. But QPR may be being too greedy in trying to get the most money for their striker, and Chris has said they have already turned down a £12M bid [...]

Newcastle’s Strategy To Get Austin Could Work

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey has been talking to TALKsport today and he's talked about what else the sale of their top striker Charlie Austin. But QPR may be being too greedy in trying to get the most money for their striker, and Chris has said they have already turned down a £12M bid [...]

There’s Truth In Newcastle’s Interest In Uruguayan International

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There have been reports that Aston Villa are targeting Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan as a replacement for Belgium Christian Benteke, who has been sold to Liverpool for a massive £32.5M. But Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud has dismissed those reports, but interestingly enough, has said Newcastle United are interestedin the 22 year-old Uruguayan striker and have [.

There’s Truth In Newcastle’s Interest In Uruguayan International

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There have been reports that Aston Villa are targeting Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan as a replacement for Belgium Christian Benteke, who has been sold to Liverpool for a massive £32.5M. But Bordeaux President Jean-Louis Triaud has dismissed those reports, but interestingly enough, has said Newcastle United are interestedin the 22 year-old Uruguayan striker and have [.

This “Surprise” Signing Could Be A Good Deal For Newcastle

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The Hull Daily Mail is reporting that any club who want to buy Hull's City center-back James Chester will have to cough up around £8 million for him this summer. That's £2M less than manager Steve Bruce was asking for only a couple of months ago so maybe that's a positive for clubs like Newcastle [.

This “Surprise” Signing Could Be A Good Deal For Newcastle

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The Hull Daily Mail is reporting that any club who want to buy Hull's City center-back James Chester will have to cough up around £8 million for him this summer. That's £2M less than manager Steve Bruce was asking for only a couple of months ago so maybe that's a positive for clubs like Newcastle [.

FIFA Launch Official Investigation Into Chancel Mbemba’s Age

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Chancel Mbemba is now in Newcastle, and will take his medical tomorrow, and could be introduced as a Newcastle player before tomorrow is out, but that issue on his age will not go away. He has given at least threedifferent ages in his career, and in the records on the internet he is generally listed [.

Is This Center-Back One Of McClaren’s Surprise Signings?

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There are some rumors going around that Newcastle may be interested in Manchester United's center-back Johnny Evans yes the one that was involved in that spitting incident with Papiss Cisse on March 4th. Jonny was on loan at Sunderland back in January of 2007 for the second half a]of that season when he had [.

No Concrete Offers Yet For Newcastle Target

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When you read all the articles about Charlie Austin and nothing seems to be really happening the theory that Newcastle are in the lead for his signature and Charlie wants to move to Newcastle seems like it may even be true. But we know that Newcastle are reported not to be willing to pay the [...]

Mbemba To Have Newcastle Medical Tomorrow

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It seems that Chancel Mbemba has his heart on joining Newcastle, and he has said as much today in comments which have been reported widely, that it's his dream come true to be signing for Newcastle no ifs ands or buts there from Chancel. And there's now news in HLN.be in Belgium that he [...]

Newcastle Announce Mitrovic Signing – I’m Happy And Honored

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Newcastle have just announced the signing of Alexander Mitrovic. Alexandar Mitrovic at St. James' Park This is what Newcastle have just released on their web-site. ========= Newcastle United have completed the signing of striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, subject to the player receiving the appropriate visa.

Latest News On Mbemba’s Move To Newcastle

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The Northern Echo are reporting today that Newcastle are close to agreeing an £8M deal with Anderlecht for center-back Chancel Mbemba, but the deal is proving to be more complex than the Mitrovic deal, which will be announced today. The Belgium press are reporting the deal is for €10M, which is about £7M, and that's [.

Charlie Austin Deal Becoming Complicated

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It's difficult to know like in most transfers just exactly what's going on in the Charlie Austin affair, but it looks like QPR are asking too much £15M for a player who could become a free agent next summer when his contract runs out. If we are to believe the news, then [...]

Aston Villa Odds-On Favorites To Sign Newcastle Top Target

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A deal has been agreed between Aston Villa and Liverpool for the signing of Christian Benteke, and it looks like Villa will get around £32M for their Belgium striker, and to think they paid £7M for him three years ago from Genk. That must qualify as a Mike Ashley type deal, and Liverpool continue to [.

Newcastle’s Mbemba Deal Set – Now They’re Convinced He’s 20

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Following up on our report yesterday that Chancel Mbemba looks set to join Newcastlefor €10M (£7M) there is more news in the Belgium press today, about how Newcastle had to be convinced of Mbemba's age, since he has given at least three different ages in the past. Chancel Mbemba Newcastle were skeptical of his [.

Mbemba Close To Following Mitrovic To Newcastle

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It looks like Aleksandar Mitrovic will finally signfor Newcastle after he has his medical this afternoon, but like the deal with GeorginioWijnaldum it will very likely be announced tomorrow, once the medical staff have confirmed everything is OK. The Belgium press also expect the deal for Chancel Mbemba who is friends with Aleksandar [.

Belgium Media – Mitrovic, Mbemba To Newcastle – Very Close

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HLN.be is reporting today in Belgium that while both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba missed the open training yesterday, with what were said to be slight injuries, the fact negotiations were also going on with Newcastle about the double transfer seemed strange was it just a coincidence. But both were seen playing tennis at [.

Newcastle Make Improved Performance-Related Offer For Austin

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ESPN is reporting that Newcastle have made an improved offer for Charlie Austin, but that it is still thought to be short of the £15M that Director of Football Les Ferdinand is demanding for the 26 year-old, who scored 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances last season for QPR. Th discussions are said to [.

Mitrovich Is A Special Player – But Mbemba Is Even Better

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There's an interview in the Chronicle todaywithBelgian freelance journalist Philippe Vinck, and he knows all about Belgium football as you can see on his Twitter account. In his interview with Mark Douglas he says that Aleksandar Mitrovic is raw but a special player but he say that center-back Chancel Mbemba is an even better player.

If Newcastle Sign Austin – It’s Great News For Fans And Club

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It looks like Rob Lee has said in his Kicca column today what a lot of Newcastle fans are thinking if we can sign Charlie Austin with a number of clubs after him, that will be terrific news for the Newcastle fans and the club itself. From what we know of Charlie he would [...]

Newcastle Tracking Versatile International Center-Back

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Newcastle at some point this summer need to bring in at least one center-half to shore up the defense, which has let in 190 goals in the last three Premier League seasons, and one of the defenders we have been linked with this year is Genk center-back Kara Mbodji, who can also play as a [...]

Various Reports That Newcastle Close On Mitrovic Deal

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There are reports in Italy, principally from Sport Italia that Newcastle are closing in on the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic, even through there was news late yesterday thatPorto have lodged an €18M bid for the 20 year-old striker. Aleksandar Mitrovic Newcastle are close Roma had fancied the striker for a while, but because of [.

McClaren – Players Beginning To Understand What I Want

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There was a good interview yesterday with Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren, as he talked about the game on Tuesday night, but more importantly about the way the Newcastle players are slowly but surely understanding the new way he wants the team to play with good possession football and quick passing.

Newcastle Launch £15M Bid For Austin

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After betting was halted yesterday on Charlie Austin moving to Newcastle the north-east club are expected to make a £15M bid for QPR striker Charlie Austin in the next 48 hours. Charlie Austin bids for him With new manager Claudio Ranieri on board Leicester City would appear to be the main challengers and are [.