Â Newcastle United are set to complete a move for Deportivo La Coruna defender Fabricio Coloccini within the next couple of days, according to the majority of today’s news – but that’s also been the top news for the last three or four days – so what’s taking so long?
Â Fabricio Coloccini – hopefully will arrive on Tyneside soon
- It’s claimed that the 26-year-old is due on Tyneside for a medical some time this week, ahead of a reported Â£8M switch (that fee changes all the time) from the La Liga side.
The sooner we get this lad wrapped up the better, and hopefully we can get him playing in the Valencia game on Saturday.
- The Daily Express is reporting that Everton manager David Moyes is weighing up a bid for the only fit Newcastle striker Alan Smith.
But the report says he would only offer Â£1.5M, and we will hardly sell for that price.
If we do manage to bring in 20 year-old Swiss striker Eren Derdiyok, look for both Ameobi and Smith to be moved out quickly before the end of the month.
- Reports in SwitzerlandÂ Â today suggest that Gokhan Inler’s agent agent is in London to meet with Arsene Wenger.
The report says basically (if you can’t read German) that if Arsenal fails to sign Alonso from Liverpool, it is said that they will go for Inler.
Wonder if that means if Arsenal sign Alonso, Newcastle can get in tghere for Inler? We have no idea quite honestly.
Appreciation to one of our readers, Elfer, for sending us the report this morning – and translating it.
- It also looks like the one Premier Club that has bid for Reading’s left-back Nicky Shorey is Portsmouth, and not Newcastle.
We’re not too sure who Kevin is looking to bring in for the left back spot, which is the next highest prioirty once we tie up Fabricio.
Could still be Stephen Warnock from Blackburn (Â£4M), or the Argentine Inter Milan left back Nicolas Burdisso (Â£6M) from Inter-Milan. We’ve also been linked with the Algerian Lens left-back Nadir Belhadj (Â£3M).
That’s the current news on the transfer market today – let’s get Coloccini, Burdisso, Inler and Derdiyok to Tyneside – and then we’ll be in excellent shape!