News today that Newcastle may miss out on top striker target Mevlut Erdinc of PSG.
Daniel Sturridge – while on loan at Bolton
With PSG now having plenty of cash to spend from their new Qatar-based owners, they are going after some top players this summer.
And today the news is they want Eden Hazard of Lille, and have offered an amazing £26M plus Mevlut Erdinc for the young Belgian International midfielder.
If that goes ahead, that could submarine the Newcastle bid for Erdinc, and Newcastle will have to turn their attentions elsewhere.
Alan Pardew will bring in at least one additional striker this summer, since both Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi may not play too many games next season.
Shola never does, and in 11 seasons on Tyneside, the local lad has played a total of just 303 games with 70 goals,
And whether we like it or not, new boy Demba Ba failed a medical at Stoke City in January, so there could be some concerns about his knee this coming season – we hope there are no problems – but it will still be a concern.
Newcastle do have Danish International Peter Lovenkrands available, and Peter can do a job for Newcastle next season, but Leon Best and Nile Ranger are likely to be leaving the club this summer, and both players have already been made available for transfer.
So it could still be that Newcastle will turn their attentions to a certain Daniel Sturridge, even through the club made it clear only yesterday, they were not currently pursuing the 21 year-old Chelsea striker.
We hope they do, but they cannot leave it too late either, as Stoke City, WBA and Bolton are all in for the player on a permanent basis.
And if we are to believe recent news, then Stoke City have already opened the bidding with a £6M offer.
But we wonder if new Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas will want to take a look at the lad in pre-season, before deciding whether he can let him move on?
We’re not really sure what the answer to that is.
What do you think?