Bad news today, in that there is a reportÂ that Spurs are now interested in another of Newcastle’s transfer targets – Fabricio Coloccini.
Coloccini – deadlocked on Newcastle move?
The good news is that the report is in The Sun.
No other team has been in for the Deportivo player, according to Fabricio’s agent, Marcello Lombilla, but The Sun are reporting Newcastle are locked in a battleÂ with Tottenham, yet again,Â over central defender Fabricio Coloccini.
SunSport understands both clubs have made bids for the Argentina center-half, but his agent Marcello Lombilla says there’s been but one bid, and that from Newcastle United.
But as we know, this wouldn’t be the first time The Sun has not let the facts interfere with one of their stories.
Newcastle are said to be offering better personal terms to the player, with a deal of around ï¿½Â£35K a week, which has been reported at Â£50K/week in other papers, so obviously both figures are questionable.
Spurs are said have a slight edge only because boss Juande Ramos is a friend of Deportivo president Augusto Cesar Lendoiro. We knew Juande was friends with the Deportivo President and also Marcello Lombilla, Coloccini’s agent – so maybe that’s where this story originated.
But we don’t believe it, and as far as we know, no other club has moved in for the Argentine, who may seek Article 17 of the FIFA transfer regulations, to get his move to Tyneside completed.
If nothing happens before the end of the week – that’s exactly what we hope he will do.
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