Chelsea To Offer Cash Plus Players For Cheick Tiote


News today in the Evening Chronicle that Chelsea are indeed putting together an offer to try to tempt Newcastle to part with their star defensive midfielder, Cheick Tiote.

Cheick – get out there and smash those Chelsea players

The London club came in for Cheick last January and it’s hardly been a secret they will try again next month, and it could be that they will have some competition from Manchester United.

Newcastle are not really interested in selling the Ivory Coast International who is well liked booth in the Newcastle dressing room and by the fans, and Alan Pardew has said it will take silly money to buy the player.

That is a different stance taken by Alan from what he was saying last January about Andy Carroll, when he said the player was simply not for sale at any price.

We all found out that price was £35M up front in cool cash.

The new news is that Chelsea could offer Newcastle some players in exchange plus cash for Tiote, but of course it all depends on which players are offered, although maybe Alex will be one of them.

A source close to Chelsea told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Tiote is a player everybody at Chelsea admires.” “There are a number of options and possibilities on offer, but we will have to see what the mood is when the window opens.”

Chelsea are said to be willing to offer center-back Alex, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou, but those players are kind of old, although Josh McEachran could also be offered on a loan deal.

We’re not sure any of those players would interest Newcastle, although they may want to separately try to get Alex for around £3M, since he seems a decent option,  who could really strengthen the current Newcastle defense.

We’ve always liked Kalou, who at 26 fits better into the Newcastle policy of buying younger players, and this lad has skill and loads of experience playing at the top level.

It would be hard to give young Josh a game, and we’d rather see playing time given to Mehdi Abeid or Haris Vickic, rather than bringing along a future Chelsea star.

So it may just take a big cash offer,  maybe with Alex and Kalou thrown in,  but our view is it would take something like £15M plus Alex and Saloman Kalou to tempt Mike Ashley to sell.

We trust that if Ashley does sell he’ll want to get a stupendous deal again – like he negotiated with Liverpool for Andy Carroll.

One deal breaker could be the wages of those two Chelsea players, and that could add a complication.

And of course if Tiote goes, then Alan Pardew  would need to bring in another central midfielder before the January transfer window closes.

But we think Newcastle are in the driving seat with this deal, as they were with th Andy Carroll deal, and if they don’t get a mammoth (make that silly) offer, then Chelsea can forget about Cheick Tiote.

Cheick would then form the basis of a new Newcastle United side that Alan Pardew will continue to build on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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151 comments so far

  • niffnoff

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Droggy? LOL their best striker who’s hitting form I doubt it

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #2

    The question is who do we replace Tiote with? Kalou would be a good addition to our team but we need a specialist defensive midfielder. What i dont understand is why Pardew and co keep talking up the transfer. Its as if they WANT to see Tiote go, so Fat Face can line his pockets with more dough

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #3

    35m + 3 playrs cool

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #4

    If he is to go, would rather cold hard cash as long as its well over the odd’s as the Carrol fee was and as long as it reinvested although Alex would be a great addition for us

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  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #5

    £20million plus Alex(rated at 3million) and Kalou(out of contract soon)

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  • niffnoff

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Toonbrother

    It’s not them that’s feeding the transfer it’s the media and blogs like these that do. Wait till Jan, but I doubt the big man will go YET.

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  • Brutooon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #7

    40 million Tiote with Mikel

    I know Mikel is an average player but there is no way the likes of ramires, essien will join us

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Drogs is the type of player we need to compliment HBA. Drogba himself is too old and too expensive for us. His agent has already publicly stated he will go to the highest paying club. I can assure everyone that wont be Newcastle. He’ll probably end up in China or Russia.

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  • shearermania

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    tiote is going nowhere…..thats the difference between him and carroll….he dosnt want to leave . he feels very settled and is very humbled that nufc took a gamble on him when he coulndnt even get a game at twente in holland…hes determined that all his ambitions he can get fulfilled at newcastle..he feels a loyalty to the fans and is very aprehensive towards a move to the capital….
    tiote is already home……..hes not going anywhere

    (i hope)

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  • magpiebop

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #10

    It won’t happen. What is Pardew supposed to say when everyone knows Ashley has the final say on transfers and a 40m bid would be too good to refuse!

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #11

    The big problem is their wage expectations. Drogba is a little past his best pace wise but a long way from his sell by date. He’s still a 20+ striker. Why would he want to leave ?
    This is just more mind games.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #12

    You know? I think one day we will have a strong team and no one will try to buy our players. Because other clubs will know that Ashley is taking the p!ss when it comes to transfer fees.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #13

    @niffnoff No, Pardew is definitely feeding the frenzy He could easily have put an end to all this talk the way Redknapp did with Modric by categorically stating the the player is not for sale. Instead he’s been making comments about “Silly money” which leave the door open for media to speculate.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #14

    15-20mil + alex & bertrand
    i cant see how a player like kalou would fit into our formation
    hes not an out and out striker neither is her a proper wide out winger ..

    would love tiote to stay though , just predicting the worst case scenario here

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #15

    shearermania, Carroll didn’t want to go till Dalglish said. “What? You’re only on 35 thousand? We’ll pay you 80.”

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #16

    If tiote goes then its just part of modern day football as the man with the most money will have the best players playing for him, but if he or anyone else goes we need to have their replacement lined up BEFORE hand and not leave us scrambling around in the last hour or so of the window.

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  • ross armstrong

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #17

    50million plus mata 🙂

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  • toonincheek

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Tiote won’t want to leave but if he feels that the club WANT him to go (as with AC, IMO), as in they would prefer to take the money/players they can get in exchange, then he may well go along with a move.

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  • fifetoon65

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #19

    DOES TIOTE WANT TO LEAVE! hate to see him go

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #20

    toonbrother, Pardew will never ever again say a player is going nowhere. That is a lesson he has learned.

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #21

    @toonbrother
    Pards has had the ground cut from under him already once before. He’s covering himself as he can’t trust the fatman once a big wad is waved at him.

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  • craig bell

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #22

    really wish pardew would just stop talking up the transfer and all these articles would not be wrote. its all talking it up to much

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #23

    I’m sorry but anyone seriously thinking we’ll get over £20m for Tiote is very wide of the mark.

    You can’t keep talking about every single transfer in terms on Carroll. That was a freak panic buy, and they were selling Torres for £50m.

    Plus defensive midfielders – unless they’re De Rossi – really don’t sell for much lol. Macherano or Alonso must be the record fee’s at £20m/£30m ?

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  • magpie6699

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #24

    toonbrother – Pardew can’t win! If he says “No way is Tiote leaving” – as he did with Carroll – and (say) Chelski come in with a £40 million pound bid and 100K a week for him and he decides to leave – then people will say – “Can’t believe Pardew” “Selling club again” etc.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Another day of this rubbish? Well if anyone is buying this crap then more fool you.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #26

    craig bell, ” all these articles would not be wrote.” Yes they would be. But made up by the press. I much prefer it this way. Prepared.

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #27

    Wenger is in the papers today worrying about losing Van Persie, Wilshere etc., to Man City. Cheque book football has been around a long time and its not even us who will lose out the worst. It is ruining the EPL though – unless we have a multibillionaire buy us a mega team 🙂

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #28

    @TDS
    If Tiote was sold for less the 20 mil Ashely would be nothing but a mug as players like Tiote are few and far between also remember that we turned down a 23 mil bid for Carrol from Spurs which was twice what he was worth

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  • Shot Bru

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #29

    Good profit on Tiote and is easily replaced…we are still a selling club so it comes as no surprise We should ask for Van Aanholt as part of the deal.

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  • PortsladeToon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #30

    He can go aslong as we can get Drogba on loan sturridge on permanant deal, PVA on a permanent and say £20 million haha!! if that doesn’t put them off then i suppose we would have no choice 🙂

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  • ross armstrong

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #31

    90 mins untill kick off boys , whats our probabale team for us?? i really havent a clue what defence , midfield and strikers pardew is gna choose today!! my wild guess would be

    krul
    simpson perch colo santon
    obertan smith cabaye gutierez
    shola ba

    or

    krul
    raylor simpson colo santon
    obertan abeid cabaye gutierez
    benny
    ba

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  • stevep

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #32

    Alex, Drogba and Kalou are on wages far beyond what we could offer and hardly fit the bill of growing for the future

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  • davo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Pards is snookered because he knows that the fatman won’t hesitate to rip the piss out of him AGAIN if the price is right.

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  • nufcmatt

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #34

    i heard last week that tiote has been fit for several weeks but he’s refusing to play because he wants to move to man utd in january

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #35

    I hope Smith is not involved as he’s to old, to slow and a red card waiting to happen

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #36

    nufcmatt

    Don’t stoke the fires man… That’s dumb

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  • ross armstrong

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #37

    where do you find out for the team news first??

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #38

    On Tiote, if he does leave I would love to see us pinch Cahill from under the nose of Dirty Harry 😉

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  • Baro

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Why do u guys want solomon kalou? the guy is absolute shit! Everybody knows almost every newcastle supporter hates perch because he is garbage, well this is the same way chelsea treat kalou. He is crap.
    I would take 40 million up front as graham carr spent about 5 years watching tiote.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #40

    bye tiote.

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