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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 [.

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 [...]