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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.


151 comments so far

  • ross armstrong

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #41

    baro – kalou is a little bit better than perch !!

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  • geoff777

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #42

    Here in about 20 minutes …

    When does money start getting silly for Tiote?

    How good is he?
    Will he be the heart of a Man United or Chelsea team for the next five seasons? Winning the EPL and CL?
    If that’s yes then 30M+

    If not don’t sell him.

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  • Dyer8

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #43

    20m
    + Gael Kakuta(WG)
    + Nathaniel Chalobah(DC)

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  • bevas

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #44

    If this rumour is true and it certainly looks like people at the toon are putting up the for sale sign, it would be interesting to see if MA would play hard ball and ask for Daniel sturidge…………..

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #45

    If Tiote does go how long before we loose Colo, Krul,HBA, Cabaye or any other player who is half decent .
    For me this where Ashley see’s his profits coming from

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #46

    Do ppl really think we will get cash and sturridge for tiote??? No chance!

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  • Baro

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #47

    Must win game! Do it for speed!

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  • Baro

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #48

    ross armstrong

    yes and they grant the same for their position, im serious kalou is not a good player, has high wages, and im certain graham carr will find a good right wing,

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #49

    Oh my goodness..

    Everytime Ed or the awful papers post this garbage, everyone goes nuts.

    It’s match day. Those of you lucky enough to be there, enjoy it.

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  • Baro

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #50

    i hope

    Krul
    simmo Perch Colo santon
    Cabaye Abeid
    Obertan HBA Jonas
    Ba

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #51

    toonarmydownsooth

    For a start, Sturridge is more valuable than Tiote haha.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #52

    😆 People still thinking we have a chance of Sturridge, in any sort of deal – bless.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #53

    TDS exactly, I would like it if we gave up this paper nonsense for a single day and focus on what is a vital game for us.

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  • danishmag

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #54

    links for the game?

    I hope for 3 points today, but happy with 1, and not conceeding too many goals

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  • johhnyrg

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #55

    Just really make this Speedo’s day for the Toon Army and his family…

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #56

    Tiote deal with players..

    So that’s 10 million plus 3 Chelsea players cause most of them that are on offer are pure rubbish…

    Not watching the game today if Perch is picked will check the result later and be wined and dined by the comments after defeat…

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #57

    Would much prefer see Santon at centre half with Raylor at left back, I’m sorry but Perch is now where near prem class

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  • Magpie_Man

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #58

    would hate to sell him but if we do, i would be happy with £30m plus Mikel and Alex.

    Mikel replacement for tiote and alex to solve and CB crisis

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #59

    @TDS Ask yourself why Chelsea -one of the best teams in Europe want Tiote and not Di Rossi. Tiote is one of the top 5 defensive midfielders in the world. I watch Serie A football religously and a bit of La Liga. We in the UK often think players in those leagues are better technically because they have exotic sounding names.

    The only specialist DM in Italy I would compare with Tiote is Juventus’ Vidal. Mascherano is nothing but a lumberjack. As for Alonso, he is more of a deep lying playmaker . He’s combative but he has to supplemented by a true ball winner like Pepe just like Gattusso used to support Pirlo at AC milan. We dont realise what a gem we have in Cheik. The least Fat face could do is try to hang on to him til the end of the season instead of trying to make a quick buck.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #60

    happy with ONE POINT AT HOME TO a Championship side….. And here I am eating myself at selling Tiote…

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #61

    “We dont realise what a gem we have in Cheik. The least Fat face could do is try to hang on to him til the end of the season instead of trying to make a quick buck.”

    EXACTLY what I have been saying or at least trying to prove with desperation and my own foolishness to the bloggers here but if people are fine with a stop gap CDM and some petty cash who am I to complain…..

    Dare I say it my nerves are running thin on being behind all this….

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #62

    I’ll hold my button on Eren Derdioyk, i think Pardew really wants him through our doors, he offers something different to our current strikers and should suit our passing play well.
    He’s my guess on the striker in in January.

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  • hainesy

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #63

    Tiotes starts so everyone shut up 😀

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  • alkinou

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #64

    ?#NUFC team v Swansea (4-4-2): Krul; Simpson, Perch, Coloccini (c), Santon; Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Best, Ba. #newcastle #epl

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  • hainesy

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #65

    Krul; Simpson, Perch, Coloccini (c), Santon; Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Best, Ba. #newcastle #epl

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  • alkinou

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #66

    ?#NUFC substitutes: Harper, Williamson, Abeid, Vuckic, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi. #newcastle #epl

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #67

    JB

    M8 I refuse to even entertain my precious and old nerves at this point to bare witness to the horror that is Perch in the black and white shirt….

    I cant I have to be good to myself first…

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #68

    WHAT A STARTING TEAM.
    I CANNOT HELP MYSELF, I HAVE TO WRITE THIS IN CAPS LOCK!!!
    Tiote and Collo starts, Santon at LB.

    HORRAY!!!

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  • Baro

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #69

    Krul; Simpson, Perch, Coloccini (c), Santon; Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Best, Ba.

    TIOTE BACK!!!!!!!!

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #70

    To be honest I’m sick of all the speculation already and the window does not even open for two weeks, January is destine to be pure bloody torture again

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  • Baro

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #71

    nufc subs : Harper, Williamson, Abeid, Vuckic, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi

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  • tdt

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #72

    —————Krul————–
    Simpson—Perch—Coloccini (c)—Santon
    Obertan—Cabaye–Tiote–Gutierrez
    ———–Best—Ba————

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #73

    #NUFC substitutes: Harper, Williamson, Abeid, Vuckic, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi. #newcastle

    #NUFC team v Swansea (4-4-2): Krul; Simpson, Perch, Coloccini (c), Santon; Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Best, Ba.

    Lovin this, we’ll murder Swansea now. Cmon Tiote, show them their place!

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  • JackButler

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #74

    @Baro

    You’ve made me a very happy man mate

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #75

    Krul; Simpson, PERCH, Coloccini (c), Santon; Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Best, Ba.

    I will have a bet we will let in 2 goals…..

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  • GeordieDan

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #76

    Colo and Tiote are playing. Official!!!

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  • Baro

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #77

    raylor dropped, its about dam time!
    COLO back, i love this guy one of the best captains and center backs we ever had.
    Santon starts!
    Best back!

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  • Toonboy_83

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #78

    nah cmon Colloccini is amazing and he’ll defend Perch and with Tiote infront we’ll win.

    HWTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Very optimistic now

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  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #79

    No Raylor, no Smith, Abeid and Vuckic on the bench.
    Oh thank u mr. Pardew, i’m lovin this so much, i won’t even mention Obertan 😉

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  • Klatoon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #80

    So Raylor is dropped completely

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