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Steve McClaren Could Go After His Former Striker At Derby

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 · 35 Comments

If Newcastle cannot get some of their top striker targets through the door this summer don’t be too surprised if Steve McClaren goes after his former striker at Derby County – 26 year-old Scottish International Chris Martin.

Chris was born in Beccles, Suffolk and joined his home town club Norwich City back in 1998 as a 9 year-old and came through the ranks at Norwich.

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Chris Martin – Derby County striker
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Newcastle Tracking Reading Central Midfielder

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 · 121 Comments

It looks like Derby County have beaten Newcastle to Tom Ince, but it’s not clear to us if he was even a target, although the Magpies have been linked with him in a number of reports this summer.

There is news today of another Championship player we may be interested in, and that’s Reading’s young central midfielder Aaron Tshibola, who we assume Steve McClaren may know about after his last two seasons in the Championship with Derby County.

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Aaron Tshibola – Reading’s 20 year-old central midfielder
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Newcastle Target Considering Which Club To Join

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 · 57 Comments

20 year-old Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is in demand this summer and at least two English clubs, Newcastle United and Swansea City are interested in signing him, although Anderlecht have made noises about the Serbian International striker wanting to stay in Belgium next season and stay with them.

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Aleksandar Mitrovic – father talking with agent
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Newcastle Miss Out On Another Transfer Target

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 · 18 Comments

Newcastle have been linked with 25-year-old Yevhen Konoplyanka, who is a Ukrainian International winger who was at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk for nine years, and he  became a free agent this month – but news today that he’s reached an agreement with Spanish club Sevilla.

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Yevhen Konoplyanka – reached an agreement with Sevilla
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Newcastle Linked With Real Madrid Central Midfielder

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 · 114 Comments

There is a report that Newcastle and Steve McClaren may be interested in Real Madrid’s young central midfielder Omar Mascarell, who was on loan at Derby County last season, and Derby have an option to buy him, which they are now said to be considering.

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Omar Mascarell – in action for Derby last season
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Newcastle Bid £15M For Two Marseilles Players

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 · 14 Comments

There are reports coming out of France that Newcastle United are now looking at Florian Thauvin’s team-mate at Marseilles – Mario Lemina – so Newcastle could not get one but two Marseilles players.

According tu the Chronicle Newcastle are pushing hard to get their first transfer breakthrough this weekend, so it would be doubly good is we can sign both Thauvin and Lemina together.

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Mario Lemina – 21 year-old Marseilles central midfielder
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