Liverpool Close In On Newcastle Striker Target


We reported yesterday that Newcastle were again being linked with young Bournemouth striker Danny Ings.

19 year-old Bournemouth striker Danny Ings

And we reported yesterday that both Sunderland and Liverpool were also interested in the 19 year-old striker.

Those two clubs always seem to be interested in players Newcastle are pursuing, and there’s news today that Danny is indeed a Liverpool target.

And it also seems that Fulham have made the first bid for the player ay £600K, which Bournemouth have immediately turned down.

A Bournemouth club insider had talked last month about their fine young prospect:

“He’s got unbelievable potential to go up to the highest level, which has obviously been proven by the people that have been watching him,”

“Premier League teams have been watching him, and that speaks volumes.”

Liverpool missed out on 18 year-old Connor Wickham to Sunderland yesterday, and reports in the Tyneside local press this morning suggest that Newcastle thought the youngster was too over-priced at £12M – where have you heard that one before?

Why do we have this Newcastle resistance to pay out a big transfer fee?

Ashley and company are almost the polar opposite of the way Freddy Shepherd did his transfer business at Newcastle – we need something in the middle of those two approaches.

Liverpool are in the market for a striker, and The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Ings is now being tracked aggressively by The Reds, and he could be making a move to Merseyside.

Both new manager Kenny Dalglish and Director of Football Damien Comolli, have said they want to invest in young English talent at Anfield.

That;s also true with Sunderland who are likely to wrap up midfielder Craig Gardner from Birmingham soon, but that’s not the case at Newcastle.

The Magpies seem to be after players who play in France, and may consider Englishmen too expensive.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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108 comments so far

  • IH8_S4FC

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #1

    looks a good player but only as a replacement for nile ranger not as a no.1 striker

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  • Toon_Sydney

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    we got good youth coming through – we need a no.9 firstt

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  • BigKirky

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Liverpool following our targets is really annoying me

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Skybet
    Charles N’Zogbia now 8/11 to join NUFC

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  • elpaso_geordie

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    i want a first team striker in first , its the one position that am worried about cos its obvious FCB is not willing to fork out the money to buy us a striker that can guarantee goals.

    we have lost both our top scorers of last season ya kna…………………

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  • jaw4life

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #6

    If anyone is still doubting the quality of player we are going after….Dimitri Payet confirmed that we made and offer for him but he wasnt ready for moveing abroad yet…he would have cost 8mn Euro or more

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Is Carr working for us, Liverpoo and the Mackems, or did he just leave his wishlist on a planes somewhere, coz they want everyone we do

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  • Stuart

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah, two months of the window left but its obvious MA isnt going to spend on a good striker…….

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  • BigKirky

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #9

    I read a story about Tino the Great before and he said that when dalglish was in charge he was standing explaining how he wanted Tino to play on a clipboard or whiteboard thing. He did this for something like 15 mins, maybe longer, and at the end Tino hadn’t a clue what he was saying cos of his Scottish accent. From what I remember of the story he said that he never got shown again.

    In other words, is it a wonder why hes spending over priced amounts to get British players in. He can’t communicate with the foreign ones and must just think its easier.

    ironic that the man is now buying flair and power like Suarez and Carroll and he bought Rush and Des Hamilton for us… :-/ And got rid of our flair. S0ds law.

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  • LowFellMag

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #10

    If we pay more than 10mil on a player I will go to the top of my stairs!! Shane long 8mill

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  • MykToonFan

    Jun 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    @jaw4life

    I saw that – it’s a shame we didn’t get him because he’s a very exciting player. He’ll do well at Lille.

    There’s two things that excite me about that though – firstly, as you say, it shows that Ashley is willing to spend some cash on good players. Secondly it shows that we are interested in players who the press have yet to report, as we were never linked with Payet.

    Could be some interesting targets we know nothing about…

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  • P.I.

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    @BigKirky

    I remember seeing Dalglish on that England vs The Rest of the world celerity football match on TV. Watching him in the dressing room was like watching Scottish paint dry.
    I remembered thinking “now i know why he was useless for us”
    It wasnt that, his transfer decisions were mindboggling. Selling Ferdinand and splitting up the top striking pairing in the land and signing Rush and Barnes. I still wonder if he why trying to f**k us over.

    I hate the man, and still think he’s making huge gambles with the players he’s bought in, Suarez aside.

    Nothing would make me happier than to see that bloke and Liverpool fall flat on their faces next season.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #13

    @9

    HaHa Des Hamilton!

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  • Stuart

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Haha, I met Des Hamilton once. When I was at junior school he came in to one of our school team training sessions just as I scored a spectacular goal.

    Doesn’t change the fact he was useless like haha.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #15

    even if we are linked with a FOOTBALL or a shoe liverpool will be linked with that too and ya those mackems will also be interested in that

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  • boater

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #16

    In the interest of balance – KD also brought in: Given, Hamann, Speed, Solano, Dabizas, Griffin, Hughes, JD Tomasson.

    Ed – dunno that we ‘missed out’ on Wickham, the club have no interest in paying straight-head fees. They want knock down prices and freebies.

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  • jaw4life

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #17

    @MykToonFan

    Well said

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  • BigKirky

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Hehe. One of the only good things I can remember is he bought Shay Given. The rest…. Quality side dismantled to bottom half of table type job. Hope it happens to Liverpool to be honest. I know Shearer speaks highly of him, but pay, can never redeem himself after he self imploded are fantastic side after all it needed was a signing or two max.

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  • BigKirky

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Yes, boater indeed. I think iv just tried to banish that time period from memory bar the a few games.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #20

    Surely you can only miss out on a player if you have put an offer in for them, anything other than that is just paper talk and speculation.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #21

    PSG are going spending mad…

    Another striker deal here…

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11906_7011086,00.html

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  • BigKirky

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #22

    If tomasson had been played where he was supposed to have played he may have stood a chance, but a lone striker while shearer was injured not the way forward for anyone. Ah well, onwards and upwards.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #23

    re. 21

    Sorry lads, got my ‘P’s & ‘G’s mixed up there

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  • NagoyaNUFC

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #24

    booorringgg speculations….

    here’s something that doesnt worth reading http://bit.ly/kcBIQI but ive read it anyways.

    p/s: sorry if im slow

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  • boater

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #25

    Looks like Park Chu-young is moving to lille for 6mil. Never an official target but still- was scouted by Carr a couple times.

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  • MrToon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #26

    I think we should put G carrs wages towards transfers. Get rid of him, and just chase ever other teams targets like Liverpool and sunderland

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  • OttersPocket

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #27

    Dmitri Payet has told L’Equipe that Newcastle bid for his services but he rejected them as he “wasn’t ready” to go overseas.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #28

    Bloody hell, there is no news today.

    Hopefully its the old addige, No news is good news

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  • OttersPocket

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #29

    Payet signed for Lille 9m euros plus add ons

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #30

    Lets get linke wit sum crap player. Hope liverfool wl snap them up.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #31

    Lets get link wit sum crap player. Hope liverfool wl snap them up.

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  • Spike

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #32

    MrToon @ 26,

    We’d be better off asking Liverpool and Scumderland to make a contribution to Graham Carr’s wages

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  • Angryman FCB Apologist smasher

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #33

    😉
    Its starting early this mind!!

    Pardew giving it the old ” Having HBA and Gosling back is like having 2 new players”

    ” I can feel a frustrtating pre season coming up”
    The initial statments to tell us we could get the players we were after so we will have to do with what we got ….

    ha ha ha ha ha
    I reckon Ill be closer to the truth than you jabba lovers AGAIN!!

    Though we may get Carlton Cole through the door yet!!

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  • MrToon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #34

    much better idea spike.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #35

    tomorrow is friday.. and if we can’t seal or announce any signing by then.. it could be signs that there are problems regarding our target.. hope not.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #36

    Hold on, if we dont announce signings by tomorrow, the start of the international window theres problems with our targets?

    Theres still two months left to do business!

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  • DJM TOON

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #37

    people are just dumb… the majority of you are acting like the transfer window closes tomorrow, not opens

    bloody kids

    chill out FFS

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #38

    stuart – spot on mate why ppl worrying in only sunderland hav done more business than us, then us n man u r second with 3 signings each, sometimes teams r waiting to replace players b4 letting players go which cud b holding up r deals chill out ppl

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  • planb

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #39

    If its in the daily mirror its crap just like the sunday sun trinity crap the signings will happen we just need to ship all the dead wood out first!

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 30, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #40

    and weve signed quality players so the standard of player were after those deals take longer to seal

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