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Newcastle Give Up On Cheikh M’Bengue


Jose Enrique’s future is still uncertain on Tyneside, but if the Spanish U21 International moves on this summer, then Newcastle will not be pursuing Cheikh M’Bengue – according to the Evening Chronicle today.

Cheikh M’Bengue – Newcastle will not increase £5M bid

The 22 year-old French U21 International looks a good player and Newcastle put in a £5M bid in mid-April, and although there were reports coming out of France that Newcastle increased that bid to £6M – the Chronicle is reporting that isn’t true.

It seems Newcastle have decided not to increase their initial offer, and will now look at other options should Enrique leave the club.

The Newcastle Journal this morning said that Newcastle would not be pursuing Senegal international left-back Boukary Drame, who we understand is a free agent this summer, since he signed a four year contract at Sochaux in 2007.

And  he would appear to be better value than M’Bengue – so why would Newcastle not be interested in the 8 times capped Senegalese?

Newcastle fans would be happy enough if Jose Enrique agrees to stay on Tyneside, and maybe the reasonably good start in the transfer market may persuade the Spaniard that Newcastle have more ambition than it looked like last January.

That’s when the club were willing to sell their local young star – Andy Carroll – and that upset a number of Newcastle players, not to mention the fans, and probably upset Jose Enrique and Joey Barton the most.

Alan Pardew has always insisted he’ll do everything he can to keep Jose at the club, but Alan doesn’t have much influence with the contracts, as we all witnessed last week, when Newcastle said they would not offer Joey Barton a new contract.

That was a day after Alan has said he wanted Joey Barton to stay at Newcastle, so that was bad timing or good timiong, sin ce he prbabaly new the news would leak out the cloub were not offering him a new deal.

It seems to us that Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias are the two that make all the decisions on players and contracts at Newcastle.

It would still be good news and a nice surprise, if Jose agrees to stay at Newcastle – we hope he does.

Comments welcome.

 


124 comments so far

  • Milzzy Rascal

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #81

    Toonb well 8 is pretty much what we paid isn’t it? I mean when you take into account that we got Ryan Taylor (whoop whoop thanks Kinnear) for 2mil so that’s what I mean we shouldn’t be paying any more than that it’s all tough negotiating with Ashley tho and he knows how to do it very well. You don’t get as rich as he is without that ruthless streak.
    And what the hell are you on about new coach Pardew hasn’t even had a chance and by the noises he’s making I’m quite happy to give him that chance don’t be so bloody daft

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3irrkim2zPk&NR=1 if he duz this for newcastle al be happy , n see GG we should offer them routy n 6 mil of sumit, nw a doubt we get
    zoggy
    gameiro
    gervinho lol
    next targets

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  • Milzzy Rascal

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #83

    That wasn’t meant to sound like it was at you Toonb cos I know you didn’t say it!!

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  • lol mizzly its orytt ana it wasnt 4 me

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #85

    He hasnt done much wrong but he hasnt done much right 😀 I think worder it wrong with what I was trying to say… I am just let down as to how Chris got sacked and boy he was doing well…

    I miss games like these where I lost my voice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPGe9OrT53Y&feature=related

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  • geordiedownsouth

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #86

    We are the Geordies!!

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  • dannyk9

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #87

    i herd were getting gervinho next week is the true guys

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  • Davies

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #88

    HAHAHA!!! Gorgonzola, much as I hate to say this, Keegan is one of the last people I’d want to see back at the club. That moment, my friend, has passed, as we’ve already seen once.

    Do you not remember how the downward spiral of our relegation season kicked off???

    GG – Well predicted.

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  • dannyk9

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #89

    him and ben arfa on wings that would be class

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #90

    Wes Brown has just been told he can leave Manchester United. Ferguson is doing a overhaul of some sort in Manchester. Wes Brown will be a good addition to our club. Even though he is old, he can compete with Simpson on the right and teach him a thing or 2 when defending. Could be available for about 2.5mil. We should go all out for Brown.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #91

    gorgonzola, putting up that link of the Newcastle-Barcelona game doesn’t really strengthen your argument. Chris wouldn’t have got us back to those heady days.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #92

    I dunno, I guess I am just romanced by the good old days… The flesh ripping attack we had the hold no quarter approach…

    I find we are missing that passion at least in the game not out of the fans… For example the last game pissing a three goal lead I was like bamboozled seeing them not really in the game. I dunno dont want to step on anybodies toes but why would King Kev be a bad idea?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #93

    @gorgonzola // Jun 2, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Because he already had his chance here, he came back but couldn’t bring our club forward.

    So far Pardew has done nothing wrong. I will judge his after this transfer window when he get HIS own team and i will see how we perform next season.

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #94

    can anybody read this? its from Le Figaro. Quid de Gervinho ?Comme le club nordiste pouvait s’y attendre après sa superbe saison (Coupe-championnat), il doit maintenant faire face au temps des sollicitations. Gervinho a envie d’aller à Newcastle, tandis que les départs d’Adil Rami (Valence) et Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) étaient actés. A la demande répond la stratégie que souhaite mettre en place le LOSC. Veut-il devenir le futur référent du championnat de France, dans la perspective du grand stade ? Quelles sont ses ambitions en Ligue des Champions ? «Nous sommes dans l’obligation de tenir notre rang et de faire honneur à notre titre de champion», avance Rudi Garcia, conscient malgré tout qu’il sera difficile de faire mieux que cette saison. L’arrivée rapide de Benoît Pedretti, la probable signature du Nantais Ronny Rodelin, les prolongations de cadres (Hazard, Mavuba, Landreau, Debuchy, Béria…) démontrent une volonté au moins de continuer à régner sur l’échiquier national. Mais que pèsera Lille face aux grands d’Europe ? Conserver Hazard serait déjà une bonne chose.

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #95

    well cause he kinda got forced out within a blink of an eye…and he had people like Denise Wise and Ashley dictate….probably the same fate awaiting Pardew.

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  • Andy

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #96

    What about Gervinho? As the club northerner expected after his superb season (league and cup), he must now cope with time demands. Gervinho wants to go to Newcastle, while the departures of Adil Rami (Valencia) and Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle) were minuted. At the request meets the policy that wishes to implement the LOSC. Does he become the future reference of the championship of France, in view of the stadium? What are its goals in the Champions League? “We are obliged to maintain our position and to honor our championship, ” forward Rudy Garcia, still aware that it will be hard to beat this season. The early arrival of Benoit Pedretti, the probable signing of Ronny Rodelin Nantais, extensions of frames (Hazard, Mavuba, Landreau, Debuchy, Beria …) at least show a willingness to continue to reign on the national exchequer. But how will tackle the major Lille Europe? Hazard would keep a good thing.

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  • dannyk9

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #97

    nufc top 6

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #98

    only one problem with comparing the good old days off attacking football and chris hughton..
    We wernt an entertaining side under hoots it was actually quite boring at times, but we wer better defending under him

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #99

    @ilovetoon8788

    Wes Brown – f**k me
    pass the rope please !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #100

    Cockney…

    yes….

    the only Really important bit is

    “Gervinho wants to go to Newcastle“

    !!!!!

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  • Andy

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #101

    I’m sure it was Dalglish that was manager for the Newcastle Barca game. Am i right?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #102

    @Andy // Jun 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    The most important thing you should know from that articule is saying ”Gervinho wants to join Newcastle.” The rest doesn’t concern us.

    But no quotes or proof to back it up whatsoever. Make what you wish out of it.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #103

    gorgonzola, for me it’s simply a case of him spitting out his dummy. I was devastated when he walked out. I thought it was his right after the way he was treated. But then I thought if he hadn’t walked but stayed and fought from within. He would have achieved more than he could from without. How long would it have taken Keegan to prove that Wise had no idea about players? 2-3 months?

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #104

    GeordieToon89

    yes but we had key signs of winning against the big boys Chelsea and Arsenal come to mind…

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #105

    Andy yeah he was..I just stuck that game cause it was too good..

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #106

    @ elpaso_geordie // Jun 2, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    Why not Wes Brown? Ferguson has asked him to move on. And he could be available cheap. He’s definately worth having on the bench rather than Perch. Atleast Brown can aid Simpson’s development into a more all rounded quality right back. Simpson has what it takes, but he just needs to improve his defending side of the game and Brown can do that well.

    He’s worth going for a bid. About 2mil for Wes Brown.

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  • Andy

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #107

    gorgonzola also losing at home to stoke and blackpool come to mind …

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  • Cockney Magpie

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #108

    cheers lads does anybody know about la figro? would they print things they dont know for sure etc?

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  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #109

    I like our new third kit, all black with two White stripes from shoulder to below armpit across the chest. Only problem is it won’t be used because our home kit it black with two stripes. It’s too similar looking forward to the away kit though 🙂

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #110

    Look its pointless arguing who is better coach wise between he two Houghton was kicked out poorly and with no respect, the same treatment Pardew could face if he I dunno doesn’t make a miracle…

    I dunno it was just not polite ….

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  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #111
  • Birts

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #112

    Slow on here today like and is there nothing good happening

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #113

    gorgonzola – we lost at home to, Blackpool, Stoke, Blackburn drew with wigan(would of got beat if it wasnt a 94th minute goal).. Got hammered 5-1 away to bolton and 3-1 away to west brom :s
    also got hammered 4-0 at home against arsenal in the cup after we beat chelsea

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #114

    Birts – nothing atall mate

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  • gorgonzola

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #115

    Geordie,

    Man it sounds sore 🙁

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #117

    @ilovetoon8788

    Wes Brown is Shit – only reason he has any profile is cos he has played for the mancs.
    We could sign more up coming and better defenders than him and i assume he will be wanting a fair old weekly wage as well.
    The lad has won everything (potentially bringing into question hunger and desire issues) look at all ex man utd players that leave they do very little at there new clubs – we have had a couple already thanks but no thanks

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  • sticklebricks

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #118

    Enrique has made himself a FB page…

    Get bombarding him with some messages to stay as we did Gervhino 😛

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jose-enrique/113885925367053

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  • Baro

    Jun 2, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #119

    http://www.wolves.co.uk/page/News/0,,10307~2328228,00.html

    i read this page couple of times still don’t get it!

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  • kingkev9

    Jun 2, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #120

    Gorgonzola- what are you talking about? Everton were nothing during our days? What days? How long you been watching football for? I gather not long!?

    As for the other person who asked why I come on here? For a laugh! I find the blog and comments so funny, 90% of you live in a dreamland!

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