A Newcastle United target in the summer was presumably Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia, who plays for Cameroon, with our own midfielder Geremi.
Stephane Mbia – Cameroon midfielder intersting Newcastle?
Rennes have already bid £6M from Everton for the 22-year-old defensive midfielder, and the French club they are holding out for more, and the Chronicle is reporting that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also looking at the 11-times capped midfielder.
Whether we can attract Mbia to the club remains to be seen, although it will be an advantage that Geremi is already here on Tyneside.
Newcastle have also apparently talked to Udinese about their holding midfielder, Gokhan Inler, who we have been linked with ever since June.
So it seems that midfielders Mbia and Inler, who obviously are still available, are two possible acquisitions before next Monday and of course we believe we are in for 21 year old Norwegian central attacking midfielder Rosenberg’s Per Ciljan Skjelbred.
It could be that we could capture two of those before the window closes, but what about FC Basel center-forward Eren Derdiyok? We’d love to get this youngster on Tyneside.
So more players we are linked with today, and of course after tonight’s 2nd round Carling Cup tie there is an important meeting between Keegan, Wise and owner Mike Ashley, out of which may come some real action, once they decide who they will really go after in the last few days of the summer market.