Newcastle Make New Mystery Transfer Bid


It looks like Newcastle United have made a couple of moves into the transfer market today. One is for Wes Brown and the other is for an unknown player, currently at an English club.

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Wes Brown – definite target for Newcastle – but who is our other target?

One bid is for Wes Brown, Manchester United’s utility defender, who is thought to fancy coming to Tyneside, and join up with two of his former team-mates, Alan Smith, who is now club captain and Nicky Butt, who captained the side in Smith’s absence on Wednesday evening.

It is also understood, however, that Newcastle have an additional bid in for a player with an English club. Exactly who that is, we’re not too sure, but it isn’t Tal Ben Haim of Chelsea. Sam was interested in bringing the Israeli to Tyneside on loan for the rest of the season. However, Avram Grant has today turned down that possibility, and now wants £2M for a player Chelsea picked up for nothing in the summer.

Sam may pass on the opportunity to get Ben Haim but a lot will depend on the eventual availability of Wes Brown. If Sam can tie up Brown, we think he may well pass on Ben Haim, at least for now. We don’t have too much information right now on who the other target is, but a definite bid has been placed with his club, by Newcastle United today.

Wes Brown, whose contract expires in June, has turned down a new £50K/week deal at Old Trafford, but it is understood that Newcastle are willing to increase that offer, to have the experienced defender join Newcastle United..

Newcastle have put something into the bank coffers today, following their sale of 21 year-old midfielder Matty Pattison to Norwich City but we cannot believe that can be much more than £1M.

Comments very welcome.


142 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #1

    its a 6 mil bd for nolan. absolutely shocking.

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  • Ian_McP

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #2

    how do you know it’s for nolan?

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  • Leo

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #3

    where dya hear that tom?

    where is this info from ed… cant find anything myself.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Lee – it’s in the Chronicle.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 4, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #5

    just rumours flying around from my sources over the globe.

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  • steve

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Kevin Davies – Duke in part ex – noooooooooooooooooo

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  • Hadrian

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #7

    gutted if its for nolan , transfer targets we are linked with have been shocking for me .
    where’s all the diego talk ? 🙁

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  • Mehzeb

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #8

    If it’s an English club, then it could be one of any of the following:

    1) Dean Ashton
    2) Kevin Nolan
    3) Matthew Taylor
    4) Nicky Shorey
    5) Giles Barnes
    6) Peter Crouch
    7) Pascal Chimbonda
    8 ) John Arne Riise

    Any thoughts?

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  • Hadrian

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #9

    yeah ….
    someone put me out of my misery 🙂

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  • mark

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #10

    where in the chronicle :S :S

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  • scott9

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #11

    i hope its nolan cos he is mintt

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  • mark

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #12

    i see it. its this lads look…

    The Chronicle understands United also have another bid in for a player with an English club.

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  • James

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Blackburn issued a statement today to say they just turned down a bid from a Premiership club for Santa Cruz. At first people thought it was Man City but City denied it…

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  • mark

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Its Anal Oliver spouting tripe, the daft mackem, he will be talking about Ben Haim you know.

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  • totsy

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #16

    could it not be someone in a lower leauge like the championship…..

    hope its not nolan….he’s crap!!!

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #17

    5) Giles Barnes – I would bet it’s this young man.

    Remember what Mort said about buying players who’d be at the club for a very long time?

    We need more quality in midfield and Barnes, though rough around the edges, is quality and can also play down the right, i.e. give Milner a break.

    I hope it’s Barnes anyway

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #18

    except hes a lefty.

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  • Zero Cool

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Is it wrong that I’m praying its crouchie? We can’t play the Longball with short Alan Smith, Oba Martins, and Michael Owen. Now Crouchie and Duke? That’d be a nice long Ball pairing.

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  • ToonJon

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Maybe its George Boateng from Middlesbrough. Cause his agent said that a number of english clubs are interested in him.

    I hope its not

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  • horthyy10

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #21

    toon should take interest in the following:

    jan koller
    fernando meira
    arne friechrich
    anthory revierre
    juan
    eidur gudjohnsen
    park ji sung
    wayne bridge
    deigo forlan
    patrick veira
    carlo cudicini

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  • rutehh8

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #22

    my moneys on peter crouch…

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  • Toon Al

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #23

    ashton maybe? would be great if it was… or riise

    if we could get brown ashton and riise i would wet in my pants haha

    we’d probly need one or two others but these three would be very very good in my book

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  • totsy

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #24

    just found these rumours suposedly from a reliable source…..would be nice…

    Sam alladayce will be sacked if he loses to Stoke on Sunday. Steve Mclaren will not replace him someone of Mike Ashley’s choice maybe Alan Shearer.
    Newcastle ins:
    Philppe Mexes £8 million (AS Roma)
    Michael Carrick £12 million (Man United)
    Deco £10 million (FC Barcelona)

    Outs:
    Stephen Carr £2.5 million (Wigan)
    Joey Barton £6 million (the Hammers)
    David Edgar Loan (Queens Park Rangers)

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #25

    ahaha, i saw that on football-rumours.com

    where anyone writes what they want.

    http://www.football-rumours.co.uk/

    utter shite, i once wrote on their newcastle were getting ronaldo, ronaldinho, kaka.

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  • totsy

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #26

    lol…..

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  • thelongshanks

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #27

    i bet its taylor who wouldnt be bad i def rate him but he is more a left back so.I hope its berbatov

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  • JoshI

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #28

    If its Nolan, then Newcastle are going to the dogs im afraid, what happened to players such as Arsharvin.

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #29

    rofl berbatov – who man united and chelsea don’t want to buy cause of his price…

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  • Colinski

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #30

    I despair at most of the purchases the club has made over the years and the colossal waste of money.
    Wes Brown is not worthy of our interest.
    We need a few Dutchmen or Belgians in our team.

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  • totsy

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #31

    milners b-day today..hope he chokes on his cake

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  • Zero Cool

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #32

    Wor Shearer and Wor Jackie grew up Newcastle supporters. As did Berbs, if only footballers could put their love of a club above their loves of fame and fortune.

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  • Ross

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #33

    i’ll be absolutly gutted if its nolan.
    if its nolan then thats a clear indication of sams intentions.
    to seemingly make us a bolton esque laughing stock.

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  • Ross

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #34

    pompey have accepted offers for matty taylor from 2 prem league clubs? maybe he’s the other?

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  • JoshI

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #35

    Man United will wrap up a £30 million + Wes Brown deal within a fortnight deal for dimitar Berbatov this is 100 percent true and it are not know I am a steward or Fergies housekeepers dads brothers Uncle I am ITK this is a done deal it will be annouced in the next week all will be revealed if Berbatov are not in the spuds Fa Cup squad that is the relevant truth of it

    LOL got that from Football rumours, that site is quality!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #36

    aye josh, im actually berbatov auntie lol

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  • totsy

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #37

    lol…i know it rocks…most of its utter bull$h1t though

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #38

    i dont think taylor is sams type of player.

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  • Zero Cool

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #39

    Weren’t we linked to Van Der Vaart and the Russian Captain? now we’re scraping for Kevin NOLAN?! What the hell. I’d rather have the rumors of Van Der Vaart then actual Kevin Nolan

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  • totsy

    Jan 4, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #40

    im berbatov!!!!

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