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

  • Dannyo

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #121

    @gorgonzola
    Think what u want, but don’t go splashing it out day in, day out, u’re just making yourself become an annyoance.
    Why would u want that?
    Cmon man, play the next song already, u’ve been stuck on the same one for weeks.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #122

    Bash them if you want at least I have logic and sense on my side you idiot

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #123

    Hmm it seems you are one of those corporate stuck up sales types…I hit a nerve….

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  • hoppernufc

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #124

    wish some ppl would give perch a break we all knw he is the best cb and he knws it too but atleast he kepps his head down and gives his all

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  • Shot Bru

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #125

    JackButler the only way to get back to his best is to start playing games otherwise it’s never gonna happen for him….plus with Tiote back it’s the perfect time for him to play in that withdrawn role behind Ba rather than 442.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #126

    Spluttering not spineless and I certainly hope that isn’t a threat because that would just give me the ammo to have you removed from this blog once and for all 🙂

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #127

    Cant for weeks perhaps a week Perch only played one game so your are LYING sir….

    Ruddy I have logic…. Norwich gams and a history of his game level….= Perch

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #128

    Hit a nerve? You do have a high opinion of yourself. I suppose with your mum telling you how cool you are on a daily basis that could lead to an inflated ego…

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  • geoff777

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #129

    1-0 down to Man Utd with 40+ minutes left and Gorgonzola posts … “game-over”

    Fortunately the team have more guts and went on to get a point.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #130

    SO you didnt answer me…You Defended Xisco and Smith you love them just like any other player? Are you like that to really EVERYBODY just like you say you are?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #131

    Perch played against Chelsea and Stoke so you clearly don’t follow the team so sssh

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #132

    Geoff7779989988

    Indeed I did…. a BAD CALL rescued us would have been game over pretty much…. Would have loved to beat them don’t get me wrong just don’t see it comin….

    Dont be a penny pinching rat that is just pathetic…

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #133

    I never once defended Xisco and Smith was fantastic during our Championship season, and while he is not good enough for us in the Prem I appreciate his contribution during the Championship season. So instead of bashing our players I get behind them, each and every one of them.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #134

    “Penny pinching rat”…no he is just proving how full of sh!t you are.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #135

    Anyhow … I dont know you from a grain of salt and you are nobody that I have to “persuade” or prove my loyalty to this club….

    So cool….

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #136

    “Penny pinching rat”…no he is just proving how full of sh!t you are.

    And I think you are a C***T so what….

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  • geoff777

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #137

    @gorgonzola

    Your attempts at insulting me are more pathetic than your posts.

    “Penny pinching rat” how is that relevant?

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #138

    Well you have proved how disloyal you are, how negative you are, how insulting to our players you are. So you could do a bit more to show your loyalty.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #139

    “I never once defended Xisco and Smith was fantastic during our Championship season, and while he is not good enough for us in the Prem I appreciate his contribution during the Championship season. So instead of bashing our players I get behind them, each and every one of them.”

    This now shows how you shat in your own mouth…

    Keep it coming…

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #140

    you think I’m a C***T? Since when did that word have 5 letters in it you illiterate fool.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #141

    Did you even go to any games during the Championship season or are you a fair weather fan? Your type disgust me.

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #142

    “Penny pinching rat” how is that relevant?

    Well simple sir, I said at 1:0 game over…and to be honest it pretty much was game over….

    In all honesty no matter how much I love this club and how much LUCK we had in that game it finished 1:1

    Now if I start to talk absolutes Perch should be shot, but that is another kettle of fish… ANYHOW if you reckon we outplayed and came back to nearly defeat MAN UTD you are sir a LIAR….

    That game was game over…..result prooved otherwise but because of a poor decision…

    Anyhow doesn’t matter enjoy Perch….

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  • gorgonzola

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #143

    “Did you even go to any games during the Championship”

    So if I don’t GO to games I have no right to opinion and I am clueless?

    🙂

    Man this gets better and better…. love this…. You really are a young lad….

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #144

    We were the better side in the first half, they got a soft goal, we then turned up the pressure and got a fortunate penalty. It was an even game until Jonas got sent off and they bombarded us and we defended stoutly to keep them out. At 1-0 the game was far from over…they scored in the 49th min how can a game be over at 1-0 after 49 minutes?

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  • supporter

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #145

    I am surpised that Ben arfa is not playing. What is the matter ?
    He needs to play to become the best player again. If pardew doesn t givre him a chance, how can this happen ?

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #146

    SORRY FOR THE CAPS LOCK.

    JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO READ THIS:

    How funny it is that today there are so many streams of our team’s game. Almost all the “Big teams” are playing on sunday:
    Man C, Man U, Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs.
    And Chelsea are playing in a different hour so…. lucky day for watching the game, will the game go our way too? 🙂

    The Fastest right now Sopcast is this:
    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/100801
    Dutch Sport Channel1 [NL]

    sop://broker.sopcast.com:3912/96441
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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #147

    My point being that you can’t criticise Smith for his performances during the Championship if you didn’t even see them.

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  • geoff777

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #148

    Perch was bought by Chris Hughton.

    He’s had the honour of wearing the B&W shirt and running out at ST James’ Park on a number of occasions.

    I wish I’d been talented enough to do it once.

    Good luck to James Perch today.
    I hope we keep a clean sheet and Perch scores the winner.

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  • Aahan

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #149

    STURRIDGE + 10-15mil is reasonable enough, and with the 10 we could get a pretty decent Centre Defensive Mid, so hope we could push this through!
    As for CB- TOMKINS is the best buy and 3mil is amazing value for money and we’d be done for January and that too
    DONE WELL!!!

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  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 17, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #150

    Torres and I would be happy 🙂
    Might get lynched for that but the guy is pure quality and didn’t become a bad player overnight.
    He’s just been poor at Chelsea….
    He’s a real goalscorer and we’d get 20 goals a season off him

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  • Sav

    Dec 18, 2011 at 3:08 AM

    Comment #151

    As long as Cheick is not pushing for a move, which apparently he’s not, then there is no reason whatsoever to sell a top player on a 6 year contract in January. He could play for us for another 3 years and still command a big fee – maybe even more than now if he fulfils his potential.

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