Are Manchester United After Newcastle Midfielder Cheick Tiote?


There are rumors that Manchester United are preparing a bid for Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Cheick Tiote – rumors the Red Devils want him

Chelsea first showed an interest in the defensive midfielder last January, but at that time Cheick said he didn’t want to move to London, and was quite happy at Newcastle.

It was the same day that local lad Andy Carroll packed his bags for Liverpool.

The Ivory Coast international was signed from FC Twente last August for £3.5M, after being scouted for a few years by now Newcastle Chief Scout, Graham Carr.

Cheick had a terrific first season on Tyneside, and if he left he would be the fourth top player to leave Newcastle this year,  joining Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan and  Jose Enrique out of the Newcastle door, because of the strategy of Mike Ashley – which simply put is “buy cheap and sell big”.

You talk about being a selling club,  but we notice that Tottenham have tried to hang onto their top player, Luka Modric,  and Arsenal tried mightily to hang onto both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, although they lost Fabregas to Barcelona yesterday, and Nasri  is likely to move to Manchester City before September rolls around.

The Tiote rumor is in  a report on the Caughtoffside web-site, which hasn’t always been accurate with some of their reports, but this will be worrisome to Newcastle fans, because of at least a couple of reasons.

First of all we know that every player has his price on Tyneside, and of the Red Devils make a big bid,  owner Mike Ashley could accept it.

The second thing is we don’t know how Cheick will react to one of the world’s most famous club apparently having an interest in him, and the reports suggest he may go for around £15M.

Let’s see now, that a  £11.5M profit  in just 12 months – so yes – Mike Ashley could well  accept that bid.

We hope this rumor has no foundation to it at all, and we certainly don’t want to lose the midfielder on August 31st,  and have no time to bring in a replacement.  If that stupidity happened, it would be déjà vu – all over again.

And if the disaster takes place, and Cheick does leave Tyneside, what are the chances  that Alan Pardew will come out and say the money will be re-invested back  into the squad – honest!

Comments welcome.



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61 comments so far

  • arcarius

    Aug 16, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Just rubbish paper talk, as usual

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  • essdav

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #2

    just posted this on the last article not realising there was new 1 up.. its all over twitter that we have signed Jelavic from rangers?? hope this is bullshit like and would like to beleive so as pards has repeatedly critiscised the quality of scottish football so cant see it being true myself.

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  • drongo

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #3

    hoping this is boll0x

    Is he better than Fletcher in that role?

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #4

    £15m no chance £20+ bye bye Cheick

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  • Andy

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #5

    no

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  • MacToon

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #6

    essdav, I’ve not seen anything on twitter about him but don’t follow the likes of cwarrrrr007.

    Man U will not get Tiote for £15 mil………. I hope.

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  • Dude

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s miles better than Fletcher. Toon have already turned down 2 bids from Chelsea for Tiote. No reason why they’d accept a bid from the Mancs. Interestingly the player the Board were desperate to get rid of was Barton. That he stays (and plays) shows to me they have some faith in Pardew and that he does have some clout. They will sell everyone, but only once they feel they’ve go the best out of them. I have that from a close friend of Llambias’.

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  • essdav

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #8

    mactoon, i wouldnt waste my time posting anything that has been typed by the fingers of cwarr, most of the tweets seem to be coming from north of the border.

    like i say cant see any truth in it myself have never really seen him play but surely Kalinic from bburn would have been a better option than him if for some strange reason we wer looking for another player in that mould.

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  • OttersPocket

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #9

    The Tiote rumor is in a report on the Caughtoffside web-site, which isn’t always accurate with some of their reports,

    This should read Caughtoffside just make up bullsh!t rumours to get stupid fans to click on it, therefore getting more hits/sponsorship. Its unbelievable that teams official websites/bbc etc use these websites for rumours.

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  • Any truth at all Ashley will hold out till the last minute and push the price up by 5 – 7 million. Wonder why we were so quick to get Cabaye in?

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Tiote better than Fletcher? Hmmm I dont see it

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  • KillyMansGiro

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Nah,and Fletcher is back training.

    Lads have a go on twitter at this mackem, someone is stoking him up and he is beeging Joey to reply to him!
    connor mutimer @connor_mutimer

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  • MacToon

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #13

    essdav, so what’s the craic on our Scottish tweats? any examples?

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  • jon.c

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Should Ashley and partners sell TIOTE it will be a disgrace for the loyal fans.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Shite sources, no credibility at all.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #16

    ManUre need a playmaker, Tiote is not that!

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Tiote was pretty poor on Saturday and held onto the ball to long and lost it quite a lot. He will get better with more fitness.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #18

    ManUre need a playmaker, Tiote is not that!

    Cabaye and Gosling should have started.

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  • dave 1961

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #19

    geordiegerman slow season ticket sales was the reason to try to con as many fans as they could. seems that 6,000 had seen it all before and chucked the towel in.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #20

    Yawn! BS! . ED NXT TOPIC PLZ

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #21

    I think Tiote will be gone by end of August.

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  • drongo

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #22

    to be honest i would have thought joey would be more up their street. Although I can see them shifting nani to play through the middle, young and valencia on the wings

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  • hartoon

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Honestly you may aswell look at a horoscope because that article uses similar techniques to back itself up “maybe” “possible” “chance” A.K.A he isn’t going to manchester united, yes it is possible for him to transfer as it is also possible for torres to score a goal at the emirates whilst he is shooting form the moon; it’s a chance a pretty small chance that isn’t even in the realm of possibility.
    all bullshit and it’s just a way to get traffic to their site.

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  • adam20692

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #24

    id take 14 mill for tiote then id buy dentinho sorted

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  • NorseToonBrann

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Tiote is upset that he isnt on the header of this site.. Now hes leaving.. Nice Ed, Fcking NICE!

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  • Mystic Mikes' iron curtain

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #26

    The question is: Does MA believe we can prosper (mid-table), even if we sell Tiote, for say 20m and buy a 5m replacement? I reckon he thinks we can…….. I reckon we can, but it would be a shame.

    If that be the case and Ashley ‘pocketed’ 15m of the fee, assuming he has donee likewise with the AC money, then that would be 1/3 of our debts to him wiped off, wouldn’t it?

    It’s going to be painful, hoping to be on the brink of Europa places at best, over the next few years, but the sooner that debt is shed the better, in my opinion.

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  • gorskino10

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Would sum us up TBH, i reckon another bad Transfer Deadline Day with Arsenal panic buying trying to get Tiote along with Spurs who will try when they sell Palacios.

    Selling ANOTHER top player will really show the ambition of this club.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Looking at the picture of Cheik at the top and then after seeing Cheik on saturday you can definitely tell he is still carrying a bit of holiday weight. A fit Tiote with a fit Cabaye could be some pairing.

    Re the article i think any bid of over 30 mill and Chiek will be on his way. I hope he doesnt get sold because IMO he was our best player last season and is integral to us being successful.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Man United would not offer 15m

    Ashley would not accept 15m

    End of story, no?

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Off the topic, but does anyone know if Gyan is going to be fit for the Scum this weekend??

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #31

    Adam

    14 million!!! Is that a joke? he is miles better than 14 million and he is better than Carroll who got sold for 35 million. 30 million just to get MA talking…..

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #32

    SAF has already said that Man U are done in the transfer window. Doubt he would go for £15m.

    People have a funny schema developed from the Carroll thing. Fact is we would have been idiots not to accept that offer. £35M is what Aguero is worth NOT Carroll. So we were right to sell him. Just wish we could have maybe kept him til end of season then done it.

    We would be fools to sell Tiote now. His value is not likely to decrease in the coming season and ergo we should keep him for it at least when we may have a bit more clout in the EPL

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Nottsgeordie the picture at the top is Ba and not Tiote

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  • carrollsinger

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Man u are indeed interested in signing tiote so get ready the last few days of the window is gonna be massive Ashley will sell for a big profit that’s the way he works

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #35

    carl

    no i meant the picture of him at arsenal 🙂

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  • carl nufc

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Sorry mate 🙂

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #37

    LGF

    That is a brilliant point!! Man city paid 35 milllion for Aguero and he is verging on world class.

    Didnt Barca pay 30 mill for Villa? liverpool got ripped off and that money has got us closer to the club being sustainable and as soon as that happend Ashley will be on his bike.

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  • NottsGeordie

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #38

    its ok matey 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #39

    I value keeping Tiote much higher than keeping Nolan for one. Tiote is an extremely hard working, hard tackling player. He’s a never say die type and he’s hugely important for the squad. You can see that they often rely on him when they play. Our sheet last year wouldn’t be as clean if it wasn’t for Tiote.
    But getting a £20 million bid for him and earn £16,5 mill is honestly hard to say no to.
    I think we could get a similar player for around the £6-8 million mark. If we get just as a good player for cheaper, then even better.
    But i’d rather just keep Tiote. When on form he’s a fantastic player. Just they type we need imo.

    Should we get a bid around the £20 million mark tho, i’d think it be VERY hard to say no to, and i’d understand that. Money talks.

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  • Szarka

    Aug 16, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #40

    It wont be , Ferguson said he wont buy any more players, their team is full.

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