Pardew Meets With Mike Ashley Today – Karim Ziani On Agenda?


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will meet with owner Mike Ashley today, to discuss a couple of possible moves in the transfer market.

Karim Ziani – on agenda today with Mike Ashley?

We think one of those moves is for Birmingham City’s Seb Larsson, but with Seb playing last night in the the Carling Cup semi-final for Birmingham, it’s getting to be a rather strange transfer scenario with the Swedish International.

However, Seb did have a good game last night,  and demonstrated what an excellent crosser of a ball he is, which is one reason the Magpies are interested.

But another player who has been constantly linked with Newcastle in the last couple of weeks is Algerian Karim Ziani of Wolfsburg.

The reports suggest that the player is rated at £8M, but we cannot think Newcastle would be too interested at that price, although some reports claim he he could be available for as little as £2M – take your pick.

Karim was transferred to Wolfsburg in July of 2009 from Marseilles for £8M, which is where that figure comes from, and he signed a four-year contract with the Bundesliga side.

The 28-year-old 60 times capped creative Algerian midfielder now wants leave Wolfsburg, and he has already been offered to several other Premier League clubs, according to prominent reports in Germany.

Ziani is a little bit like Ben Arfa as he’s said to have had arguments with team-mates, and numerous run-ins with the coaching staff too.

Oh my – is this the type of player we need at Newcastle?

But the reports are that manager Steve McClaren is open to offers to take the player on loan, so that would probably be Newcastle’s best option.

And if he does well and behaves himself, we could sign then him permanently in the summer – that sounds the best bet.

Comments welcome.



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74 comments so far

  • Dan

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #1

    heard he was good at marseille but well hes tempermental dont think we need any more ppl like that plus well hes average player 4 me if he came to the permier league but probs betta than routledge

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  • slazberger

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #2

    i thought the press would have asked brum about laarson and bentley after the game last night

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #3

    I Think the Larsson situation is like this:

    Brum are holding onto Larsson until they know Bentley is in the bag, because they know we were in for Bentley.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Loan with fee agreed would be good option.

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  • cheikplease

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #5

    I thought the plan was to sign a striker? Maybe Michael Owen is available??

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Heard Bentley has had a change of heart about Brum and may be off elsewhere!!!
    Not a usual source, but a source right until proved wrong i spose!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #7

    @ cheikplease // Jan 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Why not get Owen & Martins back in since they did so well when we won…relegation.

    I think not!

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  • Toonkistan

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #8

    richy- Mcliesh did confirmed a couple of days ago that Brum has allowed his agent to talk to NUFC meaning a fee has been agreed however the terms couldnt be agreed…

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  • Davies

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Sign him up and give him a shirt. Looks good from what I’ve seen of him.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #10

    @ Davies // Jan 12, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    If he looks good – he wont be coming here!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Besides Owen, Given and possibly Martins being available to make a comeback.

    There is news that Geremi has quit Larissa, so why dont we get him back to, then we will be truley fcuked!

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #12

    http://plixi.com/p/69481017

    Ashley arrives at Newcastle Training ground?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #13

    I see Wenger has said no to the Sol rumours.

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #14

    http://plixi.com/p/69481017 jaba has landed in the toon

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Scottwilsonecho Scott Wilson

    Mike Ashley’s chopper landed at #NUFC 20mins ago

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #16

    @ BiffBaffBoff // Jan 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Well he was due to meet with AP so makes sense.

    Any potential players in that chopper with him??

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  • ganiyu

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #17

    to be realistic about this transfers and the rumors i seem to underdtand that we might not get any one till tings get critical for the team and i hope ap just gets the right person needed for the team

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  • cheikplease

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #18

    NUFC_Richyg01 // Jan 12, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Nah, Martins never had the pride for the shirt that Owen had.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Im guessing this is the first time he’s seen the players since Hughton was sacked too, I wonder how that turns out 🙂

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #20

    @ cheikplease // Jan 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Your right there, Owen just oozed pride, thats why he was captain.

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  • cheikplease

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #21

    Ashley had a ‘clear-the-air’ meeting with them after Hughton left, Barton talked about it after the liverpool game

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Nope, they had the clear the air meeting with Llambias, they said it was the chairman not the owner

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #23

    If the rumours are true and we get Ziani for £2m he’d be a bargain if he can do this in the premier league:

    http://www.youtube.com/watchv=kE5RjJ1Tk1g&feature=related

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  • Nufcboy88

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #24

    i here were linked with the fella that smacked the stevenage player after the stevenage game! AP said he wants players with more fight! Any truth in this???

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #25
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #26

    I though that cheik

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #27

    SSN – Stephane Sessegnon is meeting with PSG president Robin Leproux, we should know by tonight whether he will be allowed to move or not.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Ziani looks a decent player like.

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  • ganiyu

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #29

    gamst pederson wold be the signing of the century for nufc

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Sky news reporting nufc about to sign Karam El Kustahd from FC Battenberg.

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #31

    How are leicester signin yakubu!!!?

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Just looked at tht video of ziani and he looks pretty good!

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  • wynsleap

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #33

    Larsson had an anonymous first half and a decent second half last night.
    Sounds just like our type of player.
    Sessegnon would be a step in the right direction though.

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  • lesh

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Markaccus – sweet post @30!

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  • lesh

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #35

    Surely to gawd Pardew’s not meeting Ashely t discuss targets today?

    I thought that was sorted some time ago but then again, it is Newcastle United and we’ll be picking up players that others don’t want!!

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  • toonfan09

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #36

    sessegson is goin to sunderland if he moves he has apparently been round their ground and met with nail quim and just needs to get his club to agree to it

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  • ganiyu

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #37

    we need all the points at the sunderland game even if they get david beckham.got a feeling barton would draw first blood for nufc

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #38

    see wer after a highly rated 20 year old brazilian Lucas Pacheco Affini a.k.a Sasha.. west ham are leading chase bt wer interested aswel

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  • The Leazus End

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #39

    geordie toon we have been linked with over 50 players in this window but the fat git wont invest.
    its like drawing teeth waiting for him to get his wallet oot.
    the only time he spends is at the chippy or the casino

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 12, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Brazillians are only good these days if their names end in ‘o’ or ‘inho’!

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