Deportivo Reject Newcastle Offer: Coloccini Disappointed


Bad news tonight that Deportivo La Coruna have rejected Newcastle United bid for their Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini, according to the defender’s agent, Marcelo Lombilla.

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Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle bid turned down

The Argentine’s agent had earlier today claimed that Newcastle had made an offer for the 26-year-old.

Spanish side Deportivo also revealed that Coloccini would not join the club on a pre-season trip to Venezuela, as his future would be decided ‘in the upcoming days’.

We think that Deportivo are hoping for a bidding war, or that some other club will come in with a bigger offer than Newcastle’s rather generous first bid .

However, Lombilla says the Spanish club have turned down an offer in the region of 11M euros (£8.7M) for Coloccini and on the Deportivo International site , there seems to be some animosity between him and the Deportivo President Augusto Cesar Lendoiro.

They seem at loggerheads about the bid, and the fact that the Spanish club are unwilling to accept Newcastle’s offer.

Lombilla told La Voz de Galicia:

“We must finish this part of the negotiations.”

“I do not understand the attitude of Deportivo.”

“Coloccini is disappointed.”

This is not good news for Newcastle United, who were no doubt hoping to seal the deal quickly before other bigger clubs got involved.

Reports in Spain are suggesting that Deportivo want 12M euros (£9.5M) for Coloccini, which is just £800K more than Newcastle’s initial offer.

If that’s really the case, then  surely the two sides could come to some agreement on the fee, since it is also being reported that terms have already been agreed between the player and the Newcastle club.

There have also been rumours that Fabricio could look to invoke Article 17 of the FIFA Transfer regulations, which allows a player to buy out his contract.

That was how Jonas Gutierrez arrived at Newcastle, from Mallorca, and the Spanish island club, are currently appealing to FIFA.

However, these rumours may be based on just that, the fact that Newcastle know the ins and outs of Article 17, having assisted another Argentine International, Gutierrez, to go that way to arrive on Tyneside.

We’ll just have to wait to see if Newcastle can still do the deal, but any delay could be dangerous, as we’ve already experienced in this summer’s transfer window.

Let’s hope we can still get the deal done, since 83% of our readers think this will be a good deal for the Newcastle club, if the transfer fee is around £8M.

Comments welcome.



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288 comments so far

  • Lull

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Sign him up! I have cheeky feeling that we will and also our transfer activities will gather much pace starting this week.

    Keep The Faith!

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  • welshtoon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #2

    bad bad news. but i still think we will sign him.
    x

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  • Ben

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #3

    sounds like the agents trying to drum up business

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Cmon Ashley you fat sack of shite pay the remainder and get the deal done.

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  • Stormywaters

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #5

    If £800k is all the difference then Big Ash should stump up the money before the Spuds nip in!!

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  • mutoids

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #6

    i no its not the most reliable but wikipedia says hes signed on 4 year contract for 8.7 million???

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  • Patrick

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Rumors are rumors, Ed. Bad rumors become tumors. I also read earlier somewhere on the web that Coloccini (not Collocini!!!) didn’t want to come. What is real?

    I’ll just stay tune @ nufc.co.uk

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  • obaistheman

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #8

    lets do it c`mon

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #9

    I know this is only the Mail BUT this does not suprise me one bit with the current man in charge.

    http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sport/football/article-1039268/Arsenal-set-pip-Newcastle-race-Swiss-midfielder-Inler-making-5m-bid.html?ITO=1490

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  • Toonboy

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #10

    we’ve prob blown it already,when do the boys fly out to spain???

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Mutoids, anyone can edit Wikipedia. For things like this, it doesn’t count for a thing. Anyway Toon1978, why should Ashley be held to ransom? They’ve now got a good offer on the table and an unhappy player that wants to leave. Let them sweat it out… I’m personally happy that our club no longer lets itself be made a mug of.

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  • Rocky04

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #12

    is he gay? look at wikipedia now!?

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  • johnnufc

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m sure he’ll join, havng agreeing personal terms and Depor only wanting 800k more for him, it will be than likely be sorted.

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  • JonGoodwyn

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Good well thought out article Ed, kudos to you again.

    But yes, hopefully a sum will be agree’d, because, if its possible for them to use article 17, deportivo will lose out of a large amount of cash

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  • DanToon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Why the hell would we sell Faye!? The mail is full of shit!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Not really bad news, it take about 1 min to up the offer. Just send a fax 🙂

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  • catawbamag

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Dammit!
    I hope we can pull this deal off. I dont want to have to settle for Senderos. Colocinni would get the transfer ball rolling for us.

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  • Lull

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #18

    AngerOfTheNorth – spot on mate.

    Depor try to squeeze the money out of us just like they did with Luque transfer.

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  • Toonboy

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #19

    @rocky

    Where???

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  • beye the great

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #20

    come on lads keep the faith i think this is a bit more than a rumour as sky sports have said we have agreeed personal terms and this usually though not always tends to be true

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  • welshgeordie

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #21

    gutted i hope we’ll still sign him

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  • The Second Coming

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #22

    There’s always clause 17 (Webster’s Clause) to be invoked. We did it with Gutierrez and have threatened it with Coloccini as Ed mentioned.

    It’ll take 2 weeks to be invoked but I would start the process and then see what happens.

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  • the black magpie

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #23

    fcuking typical,

    but at the same time, negotiations are tough- we can not be seen to be to eager to part with our cash… remember a few of our priced signings of recent times, especially from spain, the spanish are canny negotiators-

    i do hope we can come to some agreement however- i have a good feeling about him

    lets all keep the faith and bear in mind there a few clubs out there in the premier spending willy nily

    for Kevin, for Tyneside on st Wor Jackies day!

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Angerofthenorth does that not give the bigger clubs time to put in the offer that they want hence we loose out once again?

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  • Rocky04

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #25

    from wiki,

    Club career

    Coloccini started his career in the youth team of Argentinos Juniors, but made his professional debut in 1998 with Boca Juniors. In 1999, at the end of the Apertura championship, he moved to A.C. Milan. In 2001, he was loaned to San Lorenzo where he helped the team to win the 2001 Clausura tournament. In 2002, he was loaned to Deportivo Alavés and then to Atlético Madrid later in the same year, before moving to Villarreal CF in 2003 (again on loan) and after finally playing a match for Milan, he moved to Deportivo de La Coruña in 2004. The fact that he shares a friendship tattoo with longtime friend and occasional lover, Nicolas Burdisso means that the possibility of them both joining Newcastle United on the 30th July is very high indeed. Coloccini was the center of a controversy between Boca Juniors and A.C. Milan because the transfer from Argentina to Italy wasn’t agreed between the clubs. Instead, Milan arranged terms with Coloccini’s father (also a former football player), who exercised his parental rights to remove the minor from Argentina. After that, FIFA ordered Milan to pay Boca compensation.

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  • Irish John

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Just give them the 9.5 mill and move onto the next one..we need about 4 or 5 players…

    I think everyone would agree that 9.5 mill for colocinni is a good price for what is already a quality player in he’s prime

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  • Rocky04

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #27

    firstly look like he male well bat for the other side and secondly why the 30th July??

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  • Toonboy

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #28

    wasnt there a second ago did you edit it????

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  • Shearer#1

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #29

    Why didn’t we buy Inler ages ago when he’s got a £5m release fee? This is just like the Arda situation. It makes Ashley look like an amatur. Maybe we can go for Denilson or Diaby from Arsenal. REALLY hope we sign Coloccini soon.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #30

    Inler hasa release clause of £7.9mil, not £5mil, papers know foook all.

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  • toonarmy08

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #31

    personal terms are agreed so im told ,so come on fat mike surely u arent gona let this deal pass us by ,would be a great signing!!ive a sneaky feeling that we will get him :).he certainly wont play 4 depor again !!

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  • Rocky04

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #32

    i wish i knew how mate!

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  • Toonboy

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #33

    @ tom toon

    are you his agent 😉

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  • mufftyleeds

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #34

    please oh please…..c’mon £800 for gods sake, we’ll loose more than that in revenue in terms league position by having a weak side also the bad publicity, ticket sales as they are poor, merchandising and advertising…….just do the deal ashley/wise and co……back the boss!

    king kev rules……

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  • scott9

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #35

    800k i hope ashley doesnt mess about and stand firm hes a qaulity player its only 800k at they end of the day just pay it man hesd exackly wot we need we havent had a qaulity centre back in ages hes exackly wot we need team for next season
    given
    beye Coloccini faye warnock
    jonas guthrie barton milner
    owen viduka

    absolute qaulity and if we can get another midfiler and a striker in and also if we offer bassong a contract then i think we will be lookin extremely strong and will challenge for a top 6 side

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  • mutoids

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #36

    anger i appreciated that thats why i said it, i just thought it might be worth a look for ppl. anyway, if this is true then it proves that ashley is willing to spend money. dont hate him just yet!

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  • Pete

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #37

    The fact that he shares a friendship tattoo with longtime friend and occasional lover, Nicolas Burdisso means that the possibility of them both joining Newcastle United on the 30th July is very high indeed.

    Source, wikipedia. It must be true then

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  • Piers

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Haha he prob won’t sign with us. This transfer season has been an nightmare

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  • The Second Coming

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #39

    On the Depor website, they’ve quoted the agent as saing he’s been working with the Toon for 3 months getting the price up from 8 to 11 million euros, only fot the clib to knock it back at the last minute. No wonder he’s p**sed off!

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  • Mad_Magpie

    Jul 28, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #40

    Depor seemed to settle for our offer, only to go back on it which has made things complicated seeing as player terms is all but done. Their president will hold out for as much as possible, seeing as they are in financial trouble. He would be a great signing, hopefully things will be sorted quickly.

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