Sochaux Confirm That Newcastle Back In For Modibo Maiga


Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle have gone back in for Sochaux striker Modibio Maiga.

Modibo Maiga – Sochaux have said Newcastle back in for striker

Newcastle were reported by Sochaux to FIFA only last week, for what they saw as an illegal approach for their Mali striker.

But the local Newcastle press have said that even though that happened, Newcastle were still interested in the 23 year-old 16 times capped Mali International.

It would seem that Mobido, who went on strike to try to make the Newcastle move happen, would be an excellent acquisition for the Tyneside club, if they can meet Sochaux’s asking fee, because once they do that, it could be a done deal.

Mobido ended his strike and made peace with Sochaux late last week, and even played for them on Sunday, in their 2-1 win at home to St. Etienne.

Newcastle will be hoping with the window closing tomorrow night, that they can strike a deal with Sochaux, and it would appear there are no hard feeling between the club over last week’s events.

It would be terrific if Newcastle can get Maiga to Tyneside.

Comments always welcome.



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78 comments so far

  • ichrisho

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Get him “over the line” already… bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbboooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggg

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  • JackButler

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Stories have Maiga in Toon?

    Hope it’s true

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  • Milner

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #3

    isnt Ranger in some trouble for possibly breaking someone’s jaw at the weekend – could that affect any possible transfer move??

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4

    could be a good 2 days for us here JB

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    all depends on them getting max gradel

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #6

    @3 – Ranger, I think will be announced as having left the club by mutual consent next week when transfer storm has died down… Houghton will give him his 84th chance at getting it right though…

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  • Itoons

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Why not hijack Stokes attept to land Lukaku on loan he is going to be epic surely we can offer more than Stoke ffs!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #8

    eaststandgeordie1982 hope so mate, think we deserve a good couple of days after all the rubbish we’ve been through

    Milner Depends if Ranger has been charged or the conditions of his bail, if he’s on bail

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  • alex84

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #9

    never seen him play…but im guessing this has carr written all over it so…in carr we trust!

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  • Milner

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Ranger – Birm
    Smith – Leeds (Gradel to Souchaux)
    Maiga – Toon
    Santon – Toon
    Danny Situ – Toon (has this gone through yet??)

    That would be a great transfer window, although i cant help thinking smudger could be of some use now Baron’s gone……unless we get Muntari on loan (is that even a rumour of substance??)

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #11

    @7 we should do that if we cant get sturridge on loan get him instead

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Has anyone actually seen Maiga play?

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  • richard

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #13

    said it before and i will say it agin if we go with no centre back cover it will be not good. if we only sign one more player get in one at least on loan.

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #14

    “There has been an offer from them (Newcastle),” confirmed Lacombe. “But my goal is to maintain a competitive team.

    “I won’t sell Modibo without having found a replacement.”

    GREAT

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #15

    If they get Max, i hope it means Leeds takes Smith off our hands…
    Even more space for hungry youngsters

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  • Milner

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #16

    JackButler – spoken like a man who’s been arrested once or twice??*

    *only joking, dont track me down and break my nose

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #17

    spuggy they are in advanced talks with gradel

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #18

    When the African cup of nations is on we could be left with a forward line of the two Ameobi’s. F##k me. Ha Ha

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  • JackButler

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #19

    Milner I’ll be looking for you 😉

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #20

    Then again could the two Ameobi’s be poached by Nigeria?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #21

    Get cisse or roux in with joey gone and ranger gettin booted out we dont need this tool!!!

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Agree on CB – I fully expect the club to make probably a loan signing to cover CB, or sign another fullback who can cover CB, someone better than simmo would be ideal but he’s still cutting his teeth and will only improve I feel.

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS, More chance of the Ameobi’s going to the African cup than Best or Lovenkrands.

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  • Therapyman

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #24

    Lukaku on possibly on loan to Stoke from Chelsea?? Hi-Jack! Looked great against Norwich this weekend!

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  • WWJBD

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #25

    Every one still thinking the ACON is going to ruin us….really? Haha we arent Chelsea lads

    We are going to play 1 up front and losing Ba and this lad if we get him and we still have Best Shola or Lovenkrands who can all do a job plus Gangsta boy might still be knocking people about I mean knocking about

    Anyway no actual news this morning then? See Santon is meant to be in for a medical any further news on that?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #27

    @7 unfortunatly for a lad who doesnt know the EPL stoke prob look better than us top half of table and europen football

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  • LewSpi

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #28

    @PhoenixNights ShAmeobi could even get called up!

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  • PHOENIXNIGHTS

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #29

    GG i did not forget about Best and Loven however knowing our luck they will both be injured and we will have the two Ameobi’s.

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  • arcarius

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #30

    Do we REALLY need a guy who acts like a monkey whenever theres a big club calling for him

    Or it is all about getting bodies in now for our paper thin squad?

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  • solano

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #31

    Sochaux’s pursuit of Gradel as a replacement for Mr Myagi, tells me they count him as a right winger and not the out and out striker we crave – I really haven’t seen the lad play (apart from the crazy legs crane/Ameobi goal on youtube). If we get him, let’s hope he steps up and proves he has the talent and the right attitude because his actions at Sochaux have been far from admirable.
    Mr Myagi deal is reliant on……”Max on….Max off” (Sorry!)

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  • Stuart

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #32

    Would prefer Nolan Roux like, or both ahha!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #33

    Reporter on SSN was sayin if they sign parker they will have a first team squad of 29/30!!! They need to ship players out bassong and bentley offers similar to barton ( good crossing good dead ball massive ego cant pass on the floor)

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #34

    * if tottenham sign parker

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  • John

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #35

    Grt Bassong in now and we have cover for CB and LB

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #36

    Ed, why would it be terrific, apart from the fact that we need bodies. Does anyome know much about him – is he any good??

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  • AmblePhil

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #37

    sky sports news are saying kalou is apart of a Chelsea clear out, why not put a cheeky bid in for him, wouldn’t be a bad player to have at the club like

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  • Phil K

    Aug 30, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #38

    Don’t like this lads attitude. Striking to get transfers is disgusting. Modric doing it at Spuds – never thought Id have sympathy for Redknapp and Spuds….
    Besides which, can’t see how he’s any better than Sammy or Shola.

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 30, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #39

    I see Sly are saying that Michale Owen is twittering ….the transfer window is great etc ….what a little turd, and what awful journalism from Sky. Pointless.

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  • kajman

    Aug 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #40

    rob elloett in newcastle having medical comfirmed

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