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.
Wes Brown – definite target for Newcastle – but who is our other target?
One bid is for Wes Brown, Manchester Unitedâ€™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 Smithâ€™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, weâ€™re not too sure, but it isnâ€™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 Â£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 Â£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 Â£1M.
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