Red Devils Balk At Tiote Transfer Fee – Chelsea Don’t


Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has enquired about three players that he wants to improve his midfield for next season.

Cheick Tiote – in action at Swansea last season

And if the Daily Mail is to be believed,  he has been quoted £32M for Spurs’ Luka Modric, £20M for Everton’s  Leighton Baines and £20M for Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote.

And Alex Ferguson thinks that each player is way over-priced – so that’s good news for Newcastle – if we are to keep Cheick Tiote on Tyneside. We even think he’s worth more than  £20M,  in today’s inflated prices for players.

But apparently that fee has not put Chelsea off the Ivorian midfielder, and Chelsea’s long term interest in the 25 year-old seems not to have diminished much at all, and the news is that Chelsea would be willing to pay £20M to take Cheick Tiote to south London.

Maybe that’s why, as we reported last night, Newcastle are in talks with Youssouf Mulumbu of West Brom, in an effort to replace Cheick on Tyneside.

If Cheick Tiote does move in the summer, and we hear of a different player leaving Newcastle every week, especially in the Sunday newspapers, then Newcastle will have made a profit of £16.5M on Tiote.

The Magpies paid £3.5M to FC Twente for him two years ago, after he had been scouted for a couple of years by Graham Carr, Newcastle’s talented Chief  Scout.

Tiote has already turned down Chelsea in January of 2011, the same day that Andy Carroll was telling Newcastle officials that he wanted to leave his home-town club for Liverpool.

So we don’t know what happens if Newcastle accept a bid from Chelsea, and Cheick again says he doesn’t want to move – which is essentially what we were told happened sixteen months ago.

Cheick has already told anybody who will listen to him, that he wants to stay at Newcastle United.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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45 comments so far

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Cheick The man!

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Indian where are you? 😀

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #3

    I really don’t think he is going to leave, he is here not for the money. He is really a good man, and i think both, Cheick and Ba will stay.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #4

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/254760/Manchester-City-aim-to-grab-Newcastle-skipper-Fabricio-Coloccini/?

    This story is rubbish ED, they have cleverly, scholes, anderson, carrick.

    Chelsea ramires, mierales lampard marin essein, mikel romeu

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  • Graeme

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #5

    At £20 million Chiek would be a steal – I just cant see MA letting him go for that.

    Chiek has about 4 years left on his contract, He doesn’t want to go to London, to me, this is a Non Starter. I think it will cost somebody a lot more than js reported here to get him down the smoke!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Typing long took its toll

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  • tarie4

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Am I the only one who thinks modric is vastly, vastly I mean vastly overrated.. There is noway that lad shud be more than 20 mill, not enuf assists or goals. In fact the stats for his assists and goals are shocking!! For a player banded about for that kind of money oh well what do I knw.

    tell red nose to make that 30 instead on 20. He can’t pick and chose players from other clubs now, unless U have serious wonga!!

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #8

    We should be ok because when he rejected them Chelsea we fighting for the title and we were less than mid table and look now we are no worse than Chelsea.Why do Chelsea need him Ramires, Essien, and Mikel?

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #9

    And for those who say that Mulumbu is better than Cheick i can only say – you only think that way because Cheick Tiote wants you to think so.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #10

    If TIOTE Out / Ashley Out

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Tiote is staying and so is Ba.

    But of course in football there are no guarantee 😉

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #12

    This story is a load of bull! We value Tioté at £25M, secondly Sir Alex doesn’t buy African players because he doesn’t like them to ACON + they want a Modric CM rather than a CDM and finally Tioté doesn’t want to leave!

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #13

    Ashley will stay, he is a changed man. He wants to win something with NU.

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  • tarie4

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #14

    Indian Magpie

    no way collo would leave to go sit on the bench. Noway

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #15

    Winnig trophies is the best commercial of all.

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #16

    @tarie4:
    Spot on mate.
    Modric is not worth more than 20 million at max. If Modric is near 32 million than Cabaye must be rated at around 50 million.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #17

    This Collocini – Man City link is also bull! Collocini will not join a side to sit on the bench but if Citteh did come in with £10M for a 30 year old I’d accept it easily as think what you could with that money and Collo most likely only has 3 good years left in him (2 alright ones).

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Colo to Man City? That’s a big bull**it. He is a captin here, staff loves him, fans love him, the club is on the way up, manager trusts him, he plays well, atmosohere at the club is excelent, the salary is really good. That would be more than a shock for me 😀

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #19

    Modric is a good player but so overrated. I live down South with all these mugs who claim Cabaye is a poor mans Modric!?!? They’ve clearly never seen Yohan play have they!

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  • only magpie of nepal

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #20

    I wud have loved to see “SHOLA to Man City”

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #21

    they are blind, supatoonkid. I feel sorry for them.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #22

    I reckon we’ll get Mulumbu anyway do that Cabaye can be unleashed to his maximum potential as a playmaker/goal scoring midfielder. Tioté and Mulumbu would be monstrous together.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #23

    Hey! Shola must stay, he scores in Europe and he is very good super impact sub! Look how many assists per min he made? How many goals he score agaisnt sunderland? we need him, he is a good lad, true pro.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #24

    if someone offered me modric or cabaye on a free ad take cabaye every time, modric plays for a london club so is bummed by the press for me cabaye is the more complete player

    of course i dont have a team to put them in so they would just have to kick my washing from the basket into the washer and then onto the line……but thats just wierd

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #25

    —————Tiote—–Mulumbu———-

    ———————-Cabaye—————–

    is very good, but we also need attacking FB’s.

    i also like that we have:

    ————————–Tiote————————–

    —————-Cabaye——–Vukcic————-

    Ben Arfa—————Cisse———–Marveaux

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  • neilinho

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #26

    How does the blog feel about Fernando Gago? He’s back at Real Madrid now after Roma passed on the clause in his loan contract. He’s available for 7 million euro (5.66 mil with current conversion)….would he come? would we want him to come?

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #27

    Hopefully: We keep Ba, Tioté etc.
    We sell Simmo, Best & Ranger etc.
    We sign Debuchy, Zapata, Mulumbu, Hoilett & either Luuk de Jong or Hueng Min Son (both if Ba leaves).
    In January we get Alan Dzagoev on a free after his contract expires at CSKA on 31/12/12.
    We would for sure then have the strength to get a top 4 finish!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #28

    for me tiote must stay fair enough bringing in mulumbu as hel add to the squad but tiote wears his heart on his sleave for us, u can look at stats all day long but they dont show passion, this guy oozes it

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #29

    Neilinho

    I think Gago has never really reached his potential as he could be fantastic but if I had choice I’d wait till Dzagoev at CSKA was available on a free or sign Afellay from Barca as I rate them more.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #30

    Fernando Gago, would be good, but i dont think he will take a wage of 20-25k per week. He is 26 yrs old, i think he is a good footballer, but i think we will try to take some younger players with potencial. But i really like your idea Neilinho.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #31

    supa toon kid

    id like to see ranger given 1 last chance in pre season as the kid has bags of potential and could get game time next season

    also i follow him on twitter and he has been bangin on the last cuple months that hes a changed man (had it on a tshirt wen he scored for shef wed) he got loads of praise from shef wed fans also

    obviously if he cocks up again hes gone

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #32

    Dzagoev? I don’t rate him, i seen Russia played Lithuania second team last week and they(Russia) should have lost, but enden up drwing 0-0.

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  • Minato

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #33

    This story is just pure nonsense. Forget the prices themselves for a moment, I laugh at any story that would value Tiote the beast on the same level as Baines. Ridiculous..Ed I would have expected more of an attack from you on this one.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #34

    i would like the “bouncer” Leroy Fer as a CDM.

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  • Minato

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #35

    @34

    I’d take him over Mulumbu..

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #36

    What’s the crack with that Dutch kid Drenthe somebody said he’s out of contract I think he had a cracking season,do we need him and if we did could we afford him.

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  • saxonfenken

    Jun 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #37

    Don’t forget Modric was an the verge of signing for us, the same day Spurs came calling, Vastly overrated IMO

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  • robtheguru

    Jun 3, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #38

    Cheick is our new Nobby Solano. Will always be a Geordie unless he is forced out!

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 3, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #39

    20m seriously?
    Maybe we could make Tiote change his nationality and watch his price soar!

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #40

    http://community.manutd.com/forums/t/235184.aspx

    Nani is leaving…oh…then Ben-Arfa will replace rather then Gaitan? Strootman is moving to Italy then Tiote is going…

    Silly Cookbookery Season

    But then again you never know with Ashley.

    Certainly, Colo rumour was even worse.

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