It’s not particularly good news for Newcastle fans this morning, as Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has admitted to being frustrated right now, with the way things are going in the transfer market.
Chris Hughton – frustrated in transfer market right now
This is what Chris Hughton told the Newcastle Journal this morning regarding transfers:
“We’re still working at it. It’s difficult at the moment and I must admit that it’s frustrating at the moment but that is the nature of the transfer window,”“I’m still hopeful that we’re going to be able to make those additions.”
Newcastle have sent some scouts to Holland to watch Cheick Tiote, the 24 year-old Ivory Coast defensive midfielder, who currently plays at Dutch club FC Twente, and Newcastle scouts are also said to be checking out other top players in the Eredivisie.
There was news yesterday that West Brom have made a £3M for the Ivory Coast International, but where Newcastle are in all of this is not known, or whether he is really a serious target for the Magpies.
And the Ben Arfa saga is still ongoing and getting a little weary too, and the chances of the lad ending up at Newcastle now seem remote, and that’s due to his huge wage demands more than anything else.
Werder Bremen have made a solid bid, said to be around £ 6.5M, and we would expect some decision from his club Olympique Marseilles, in a day or two.
But news today that the reported interest from AC Milan in the 23 year-old French International, was said to be untrue by the French club’s president Jean-Claude Dassier.
So still nothing seems to be on the horizon just yet for Newcastle, with still a good 12 days before the transfer window closes.