Latest News On The Newcastle Transfer Front


Newcastle have signed one senior player so far this season, and that’s Romain Amalfitano, who was a free agent from Reims.

Mathieu Debuchy – Newcastle bid rejected

And that’s a slower pace then last year at this time when we had signed Mehdi Abeid, Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain  Marveaux, and those players cost  Newcastle all of €5M, which we had to shell out for French International Yohan Cabaye, via the release clause in his contract at Lille.

And we wonder how much Yohan is worth now in the transfer market – any thoughts on that?

It may become harder for Newcastle to get good deals now, simply because our cover had been blown, and other top clubs have seen the bargains that Newcastle have been able to make in the transfer market, since a certain Graham Carr came on board as Chief Scout.

Not much seems to be happening today on the transfer front, and we are all still waiting to hear new news concerning 21 year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong.

Our  understanding of the situation is that FC Twente want £15M for him, and Newcastle have had two bids of £8M and £10M rejected, although the actual fees seem to differ in the different reports.

While news on Luuk may be coming in at any time we don’t expect much to be happening on Mathieu Debuchy, until France are eliminated from the Euro 2012 tournament, which could of course be tonight, when they play Spain in the quarter finals.

But it does look like Chelsea are now in the running, and Newcastle may not pay the fee for the right back that Chelsea will be willing to pay, and that could cause the cub to lose out.

It does seem like Mathieu would be very willing to join Yohan Cabaye on Tyneside, but Newcastle must first agree a fee with Lille before that is possible.

The latest on Debuchy is that Newcastle bid €5M (£4M) for him and that was rejected, and depending on which press reports you believe, French club want anywhere from £6M to £10M for their French International.

The situation with  de Jong and Debuchy is that Newcastle have (unfortunately?) done business with both their clubs in the last couple of years, and got really stellar deals.

Newcastle got Yohan Cabaye for €5M (£4M) and Cheick Tiote for £3.5M, and their former clubs now want more money (a lot more money) from Newcastle for their top players, this time around.

Or that’s what it seems like, and we cannot really blame them we suppose.

Drat!

Wonder what’s happening with our center-half targets?

Comments welcome.



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108 comments so far

  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Shola for prime minister

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #2

    RE: Debuchy, stop f*****g about Llambias, get the readies out and get him ‘over the line’

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Where does it say that we had a £10m rejected?

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  • magpiemover

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #4

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Ashley may have to suck it up, not his gut, and just pay it. Can’t see us gettin too many more great deals, cabs and cheik for a combined what 7.5 mill? Never again!

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Aye I don’t blame lille and twente for wantin more cash! We pulled their eyes out last time haha!

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Also I would.love aome actual fcukin news!! :/ nothin is happening, and hasn’t in ages

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  • geordie157

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #8

    I still think we’ll sign alderweireld

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #9

    The brotherhood of shola is here!! To uphold valour and integrity in a digital world haha!

    Lookin forward to the game tonight, wanting france to win big time!! Hope benny boy is cush over there

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #10

    SHOLA Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #11

    @Jesper

    Rumours already said Nasri will be punished (and Ben arfa too), but after the Championship.

    Nothing special about Ribéry and Ben zema.

    Blanc’s cotnract indeed end this summer. But he probably sign a new contract whatever will happen tonight (well, if Spain rout us, and if an unrest occur in the dressing room like two years ago, this is maybe a bit different…).

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #12

    Repost

    niafron

    I fear the same

    I really think Blanc should balance out the midfield more and play with two DM in M’Vila and Diarra and a box to box midfielder in front of them in Cabaye.

    If France lose to Spain do you think Benzema, Nasri and Ribery are in the line of fire?

    What about Blanc? his contract runs out right?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #13

    From a spectator’s point of view I just hate it when three players ruins it for everyone else 🙁

    I don’t know what HBA said to Blanc and he should of cause respect his coach’s wishes, but clearly HBA was not the only one dissatisfied with the likes of Nasri, Ribery and Benzema.

    Now I may not be entirely objective here, but I would have subbed Nasri against Sweden, not HBA.

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  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Jesper

    Should i repost my post above to answer your repost?

    Ahah!

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #15

    Pppfffffffftttttttt

    I’m not even gonna tackle your opinion indian, everybody is entitled to one. Obviously you were stuck in a lift full of shola posters when you were a lad haha

    However, even if you dislike shola you should show him the respect he deserves

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #16

    niafron

    I am gonna keep faith with France tonite mate 😉

    and hoping I have seen the last of Nasri, Benzema and Ribery, because I think France will be much better without.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #17

    Did i irritate any 1

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #18

    —diplomacy mode— : D hahahaha

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #19

    pbNcl

    I will tell you this, and ths come from someone that those not spend his time talking about Shola.

    If you look outside Newcastle and outside England – I don’t know if that happens mate 🙂 lol

    But if you do and you talk to other football enthusiast you will find most people don’t rate Shola as a football player. He might be nice and all that, but who cares? 🙂

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Not me indian

    You may of stirred a few others tho….

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  • DannyboyNUFC

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #21

    Not sure if the conversation has been had but is the Debuchy Twitter account official? Because if so he tweeted saying “Everything is ready #Newcastle”

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #22

    * those = does

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  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #23

    I agree Jesper, but this is always the same with Hatem, his pride will lost him (it it’s not already done)…

    Most of the players don’t like to be subbed by the coach, but they aren’t fool enough to say it openly.

    One more time, we don’t know what really happened, but you got to understand this:

    Hatem burned all his second chances in the past.

    This time, people expected him to be perfect at least outside of the pitch.

    You know, many guys who were Hatem’s haters in the past genuinly believed this time he really changed.

    So they are furious today.

    Being myself one of his greatest fans, i have to say it’s hard to defend him if really answered to Blanc as it is reported.

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  • Alain Pardeau

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #24

    We need a good CB in Alderweireld
    Also get in Debuchy and Clyne
    Luuk De Jong and Hoilett and also another CM to cover Danny Guthrie then we should have the depth for a full on assault on the premier league

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #25

    DannyboyNUF

    Someone posted yesterday I think, that is was a fake. Apparently the tweet came from Chile and during the French game I think.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #26

    No Plain Saylor @ # 6

    So why do you not go looking elsewhere for it??????

    Ed’s in the states on a completely different time zone to us an yet he is able to hunt around and find info on the club he loves so why don’t you and then you can help Ed by bringing it on here and letting everyone know about it.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #27

    Reading between the lines……… Indian wants shola’s babies

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #28

    niafron

    I guess we’ll find out tonite mate 🙁

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  • DannyboyNUFC

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #29

    jesperfuglsang thanks I thought as much.

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  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #30

    Garcia’s answer about Newcastle’s offer for Debuchy:

    “THey probably confused him with another player…”

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #31

    @ jesperfugIsang

    Yes the comment was aimed at you which means you are the dick head thanks for confirming that.

    I give an opiniun like everyone else and accept theres, so dont tell me to get off my high horse,

    Who the fcuk do you think you are.

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #32

    jesperfuglsang

    My gaze and my interests both fall well outside the gates of newcastle and england. I am well versed in things which are culturally very different to westeners, from far out east. I study. I am not short sighted my friend. But I am loyal

    And I honour great brother shola, as the mackem slayer and defender of hope in horrible grim battles with the unwashed. And he has paved the way for sammy of ameobi, the next generation of blood for battle

    And who cares? The loyal newcastle fans who do not have a fickle eye, but love and respect for a man who commands that so deeply from within the club itself

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #33

    Indian Magpie @ # 9

    Careful Indian you are allowing yourself to slip back into stupidity again.

    You have over the passing of time been able to drag yourself up to being semi-sensible with your posts on here but that post just shows you are not a changed man (and I use the term man loosely here) but merely someone that has flattered to deceive. 😉

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  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #34

    It seem Lille expect 8 millions euros for Debuchy. But now, we can assume some clubs could offer more.

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  • niafron

    Jun 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Anyway, i still believe Debuchy is a decoy. For me, the club is looking for a LB.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #36

    cupid,

    is shola been sold or not

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #37

    niafron – Doesnt Debuchy have an 8million euros release clause in his contract though?

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #38

    pbNcl

    that was a good laugh mate 😉

    …but I have to take it with a bit of irony even though you probably meant in all ;)…but good read though!

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  • bollance

    Jun 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Don’t think we will sell Shola. Sammy was coming to the end of his contract and linked with Chelsea last season. Shola signed a new deal which was surprising due to his age and the clubs policy of retaining playing assets which grow in value (ie not players over 30). Sammy followed suit shortly after and signed a new deal. The club rate him highly and shola’s role may be to mentor him and keep his feet on ground. Having met sammy he comes across as thinking he has made it already. May be wrong but simply for this reason alone he will not get to the level of Shola. Time will tell.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #40

    niafron – If thats the case that Debuchy is being used as a decoy then who could Cabayes mate be that Pardew said were after

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