There are regular reports in the press of both interest from other clubs in Newcastle players and interest from Newcastle in other players who may be available at other clubs.
Ilan – Newcastle not interested
Over the last couple of days there were reports that Brazilian striker Ilan, who was recently released by West Ham, was interesting Newcastle, amongst a host of other clubs.
But as we had suspected Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is not interested in the player as he told the Newcastle Journal today:
“He is not a player we are interested in.”
The Brazilian scored four goals in 11 appearances for the Hammers after joining them in January from St Etienne, but he had difficulty getting a starting position with the struggling side, and certainly never impressed us much in the three or four times we watched him play for West Ham.
As far as interest in Newcastle players goes, Hughton says he has not received a single enquiry for Steven Taylor, Andy Carroll or any of his other star players.
Chris has to hope that will continue to be the case until the close of the summer transfer window at the end of August, but that’s unlikely.
As far as Newcastle bringing in their first signing of the season – Chris has said today that is unlikely to happen for at least another couple of weeks.
Newcastle fans are patiently waiting.