Manchester City Enter Bidding For Cheick Tiote


The Daily Mirror is reporting today that Manchester City are interested in Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote.

Cheick Tiote – Manchester City enter bidding for Ivory Coast star

We had been told that Chelsea still retained the interest they had in the Ivory Coast International last January, and that Manchester United were also interested.

But it will take a mammoth bid for Mike Ashley to sell Cheick Tiote,  but of course money-bags City have lots of money to speed, even though the Fair Play Financial Rules are starting to come into effect for European clubs.

That means that in simple terms, at some point in the future,  European clubs can only spend what they take in , and the financial books will need to be balanced, but the rules are phased in over three or four years and are having little effect right now.

And the Mirror are reporting that City could be ready to launch a bid north of £25M for Tote, who joined Newcastle 18 months ago from FC Twente for £3.5M.

The report is that City will send out scouts to the African tournament  in  Gabon and Equatorial Guinea  to watch some players, and of course Yaya Toure plays in central midfield with Tiote for the Ivory Coast, so they are already used to playing together.

The performance of Tiote last Wednesday night against Manchester United was par excellence,  and the 25 year-old will no doubt have caught the eye of a number of top clubs.

Tiote is a huge fan favorite on Tyneside, and he will tell anybody who will listen to him that he loves playing for Newcastle and has no desire to move anywhere, and indeed he was given a new six and a half year contract by the Tyneside club only a year ago, after Chelsea had shown interest in him.

But we heard the same kind of stuff from Andy Carroll last January about not wanting to leave,  and if Mike Ashley accepts an offer then Cheick will be on his way.

Manchester City will watch the tournament but if the Ivory Coast do well and Tiote stars, which is hardly unlikely, then it could be that Newcastle get a bid north of  £25M in late January and they would probably accept it.

But Newcastle must be ready to replace Tiote with somebody else coming into the club in January,  and not be left with egg on their face as they were when Andy Carroll left.

Carroll was sold to Liverpool just hours before the last January transfer window closed, and Newcastle were unable to bring in a replacement.

So basically the club lost their highest goalscorer – 11 goals – last January and then had to make do through the rest of last season.

That cannot happen this time,  if the Etihad club come in for Cheick Tiote late in January, which could happen.

But we again expect Mike Ashley to negotiate an excellent deal, such as making City pay cash up front and getting a sell-on clause,  and maybe even getting free gas  (petrol) for his cars for the rest of his life. 😀

But we think £30M in cash this time around for Cheick Tiote is something that Mike Ashley could not resist.

Comments welcome.



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63 comments so far

  • Klatoon

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Ffs! Ok then lets play,10m + A.Johnson + tevez 🙂

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  • Saka_Bartoon

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Cheick Cheick Say The NOOO

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Here’s a look at Rhodes 5 goals, he can do em all and reads the game so well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQSXBqZOX7s&feature=related

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  • neilinho

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Klatoon i’d have to say no to Tevez, brilliant player but far too much of a troublemaker. How about 10m + A Johnson + Dzeko? lol

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #5

    its almost guaranteed we are going to lose 1 star player. its just a matter of who is going to be, and are we going to get a replacement.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Quite frankly, i think we’ll say no all month.

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  • Klatoon

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Onuoha + 10m n we’ll give them tiotes’s left boot

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #8

    Cant see it to be fair there the 1 team who have to massivly reduce there squad size and wage bill which they have said numerous times so unless there offering say cash + johnson + adebeyour + onouha + who ever else they need to ship out tell them to f*ck right off!!!!!

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #9

    30m + De Jong 😉

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    Cant see it to be fair there the 1 team who have to massivly reduce there squad size and wage bill which they have said numerous times so unless there offering say cash + johnson + adebeyour + onouha + who ever else they need to ship out tell them to stick it!!

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  • solano

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Dannyo…I think you’re right…or at least until 4:30 on the last day!

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  • nimo

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #12

    why would anyone want t move to city is beyond me… unless is for ze money of course…
    will never b biggest team in Manchester never mind England… might win a few trophies here and there but there a small club with small support in my opinion just big spending owners

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #13

    Aye ponderous sure benny would welcome him with open arms!!!

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  • shanghai fan

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Free petrol! bargain, sold! 😉

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Why cannon sell Tiote…..I really think we cannot sell this player…… Its just not a good sign….to sell him…..

    Its is one of those Ginola Solano Bellamy things…..Its just not good…

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  • gorgonzola

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #16

    Shanghai 🙂

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  • Graeme

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #17

    If shitty want him badly enough, we are in driving seat for a Player plus cash or a straightforward swap deal!!

    In which case, which Man Shitty player would you like? There are plenty to choose from lol

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  • Keith in France

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #18

    If Demba Ba and Cheick are not due back until February how would interested clubs be able to arrange a transfer re medicals etc?
    Unless they could carry it out over there?

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  • arroeben

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #19

    Whaaaat!!! If anyone’s gonna buy him better do it early january and not do it last min so at least we can at least get a replacement or something.
    Not that i want him to go tho. He’s the freakin best Defensive midfielder in the BPL!

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  • shanghai fan

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #20

    Personally I think losing tiote would have a bigger impact on the team than Carroll.

    I really feel we control games much better when tiptoe is around. His tackling for one, and his passing movement always seems to relieve pressure.

    And apple need to include tiote in the dictionary, he keeps coming up as tiptoe… Tho not far wrong since he does dance well round the pitch!

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  • shanghai fan

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Ta gorgonzola 🙂

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #22

    toonarmydownsouth

    I’m sure they’ve sorted that out between them, like grown-ups would.

    Neither he or Ba will be going anywhere in Jan. The ACON tournament means a lot to them, so they won’t want any distractions.

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  • solano

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #23

    nimo…I hear what you are saying about support and history but they are undoubtedly eating at the top table and despite their methods of paying (and wasting) megabucks they are a top team who are firm favourites to win this year’s Prem. So of course, they are attractive to the best players.
    What NUFC have to do is show a little ambition to want to strengthen and all be it on a much smaller budget, INVEST some of the money in our coffers on more quality and then the good players already here, might realise that our club has huge potential and can still challenge at the top.

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  • Rosted Pork

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #24

    johnson+kompany/richards for checki

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #25

    Im sure they have spoke and moved on but theres a difference between speaking to some1 quickly and only seeing the them for two fixtures a season than training and playing with some1 who almost cost you your career

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  • darko

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #26

    Man City have been playing differently this year, that’s why de Jong hasn’t played much so why would they but tiote? One thing is sure though he will be sold if not this month then defo summer. We all want him to stay as fans, the business side wants to make money tho.

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  • darko

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #27

    Posted on last thread about Darlington. Feel for their fans, imagine if nufc had just played their last game….

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  • Ponderous Pardew

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #28

    I can’t see the difference, you’re either mature enough to completely forget it, or you hold some sort of petty grudge. You’d think it was some sort of premeditated assault, the way some go on.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #29

    Anyway think they got too many players in tiotees position with yaya hargreaves and barry along with ithers that can play there

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  • jimiley

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #30

    I see the press are stirring it again. 10 million buy out clause for Ba and 6 clubs interested. Chelski and Manure after Tiote. NO WAY will they leave. Pardew is trying to build a team and they are happy on Tyneside. We might as well pack up if we just feed the fat man’s wallet. This has to be press garbage. Otherwise we are just a feeder club, grooming players for the big clubs. We will never win anything. What the hell, I will still watch 11 black and white coathangers winning nowt. The fans even sing about winning nowt on the terraces.

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #31

    Manchester city’s goal.

    – Win the league by buying out majority of other club’s best players and letting them rot.

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  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #32

    @Rosted Pork.

    Not worth it.

    Add in Dzeko and Silva. Then we will consider their offer.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #33

    Ponderous the bloke almost list his leg through infection mate its a miracle he can walk let alone play my point us that while the club are bringing a player who is nlkniw to be tempremental in character back to fullstrenght mentally and physically they wouldnt be tactless enough to then bring in the player who inflicted the injury albeit accidental

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #34

    Shitty can have Tiote for 50Mil!

    There are a host other clubs around just now wanting to strip our team apart!

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  • solano

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #35

    Jimiley…a feeder club is what the Ashley plan is all about, because it makes profit with very little initial investment.
    However, I have heard some things this week that gives me hope that we may well see the end of this regime sooner than what I thought.

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  • shanghai fan

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #36

    I’m sorry, I don’t get this feeder club idea. Not that I think tiote should be sold, or I wouldnt be disappointed for the team but… If the offer is massive

    Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it’s foundations all cost less than 5m each (cabaye, hba, santon, ba)

    Don’t think feeder club, think the greater good

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  • solano

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Shanghai fan..Rome wasn’t built in a day – correct. However, as it was being built, the building blocks didn’t have for “for sale or reclamation” written on them!
    NUFC under Ashley’s plans are set up around us being forever in a state of construction because we sell our best and replace in those positions. We don’t strengthen our weak points. The only constant has been the fans – the real foundation of the club!

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  • achtoon

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #38

    I cant see any player in the african cup changing clubs in january. Im not sure their countries would be happy if they are negotiating contracts, taking medicals etc whilst they are between games. The commpetition runs into feb when window is closed

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  • solano

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #39

    Achtoon..most will be back before window closes… are you saying we should be praying for an Ivory Coast vs Senegal final?

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 8, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #40

    i hate to think this let alone say it, BUT while we have lamsass and cashley running the club, every player on our books is in the shop window, 30 mil 40 mil is crazy talk for tiote, i reckon the first 20 mil cash bid that comes in for him they will accept,

    im still spilt on pardew, he does some good things, then follows them up by very strange things, mainly team selection,, also he is not strong enough to stand up to the 2 at the top,

    what gets me gutted is when i think of our full strength team its a one challenging the top 4,

    my first team would be

    krul

    ryan taylor (need a better one)steven taylor colo santon

    HBA,, cabaye tiote marveaux

    ba, ( strola best loven are all the same level)

    so 2 players in for the first team, and use the kids we have here,

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