Manchester City Have Cheick Tiote In Their Sights


talkSPORT are reporting today that Premier League Champions Manchester City have joined the race with European Champions Chelsea, to sign Newcastle’s central midfielder Cheick Tiote, with only 11 days still to go in the transfer window.

Cheick Tiote – both Chelsea and Manchester City interested?

We know that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is bracing for some late bids coming in for some of his top players, and he is hoping he doens’t lose any of them before Saturday, September 1st rolls around.

There was news yesterday that Chelsea will again try to prise Cheick Tiote from Newcastle, but it seems like the Premier League Champions could also be after him,  as a potential replacement for Dutch International Nigel de Jong, who is expected to leave the club before September.

Tiote joined Newcastle from FC Twente for a bargain £3.5M in 2010, when he was essentially unknown, and had been scouted by Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr  for a number of seasons before Newcastle made a move for him.

It seems that City manager Roberto Mancini is not happy that millions and millions have not (again) been paid out by the Manchester club this summer, and he is anxious to get some new faces at the Etihad Stadium.

As a little financial perspective –  in the financial year through June of last year City lost £197M, and things will not be too much better in their latest financial year, as the Premier League Champions continue to spend money they just don’t have.

Picky picky.

But it could well be another nervous time until September 1st for Newcastle fans, as Alan Pardew tries to hold onto his best players, and if we do lose one or two, then it will be  important to get suitable replacements through the door before the transfer window slams shut.

That could be difficult.

What do you think?

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290 comments so far

  • dmac

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #1

    They have just signed rodwell an they already have barry,de jong and yaya to play that position. Seems like rubbish to me.

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  • dmac

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh and i also think they are trying to sign De rossi?

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Just posted on the previous thread, if they offered £30m plus Adam Johnson, i’d take it.

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  • Londtoon

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Talk sport, talk s*it

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #5

    probably crap

    i for one hope he stays even if big money comes in, he always gives his all and is un-playable on his day,

    i think anita cabaye and tiote are 3 top top players we have to play with in the middle of the park, having to bring a replacement in wouldn’t be ideal either

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  • Nick 69

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #6

    £15mill plus Richards and Johnson and you have yourselves a deal 😉

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  • blissna

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Can’t see this one coming off. Cheick seems to love it here. They wouldn’t offer the money we would need to sell.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #8

    nick 69

    id take kolarov me like, he wants out doesnt he?

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  • outsidethebox

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #9

    tbh although i like tiote he appears to be trying to hard and has lost the form and impact of last year and imo i wouldn,t be opposed to him moving on as long as silly money is paid anything over £20 m ….AS LONG AS MA SPENDS IT ..get debucy and a decent centre back…shawcross??.

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #10

    I can’t see it happening to be honest. He would spend a lot of time on the bench and I don’t think that he would trade playing time for cash (although you never know).

    I like Tiote a lot but here is a thought- Guidetti and 20m would you take it? I think I probably would- it gives us the striker cover that we all wanted and the cash we need to replace Tiote. Etienne Capoue of Toulouse has said he wants to leave and I think he is perfect for us. I work with someone who supports Toulouse and so I watch all their games. He does play the Tiote role enforcing and breaking up play BUT in addition to this he scores (like this week) and also is much better technically. As we have bought Anita this may give us the opportunity to become even more technically solid in midfield and improve our passing even more.

    Although I have said that, don’t get me wrong I would LOVE to keep Tiote, great player and I by no means want him to leave, but if he did and we adequately replaced him, it would not be the end of the world!

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  • Toon73

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Where do all the “prepared bids” that don’t get accepted go ? 😉

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  • Ian Magpie

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Not too worried and have heard that Shittys lack of spending this summer is due to them starting to take account of the financial fair play rules??? If it does then just hope Cashley will resist and waits until he can bathe himself in a bath of £30 million quid!!! lol (Urgggghhhhhh Cough splutter WTF did that come from arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh going to be sick!!!!!!

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #13

    outside the box, he wasnt up to speed on saturday, i rekon he will have a stormer against chelski

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #14

    Knew this would happen, eleven days to go and NOW big teams come in! Ffs

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  • Ian Magpie

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Ahhhhhhhhhh thats it! Seeing Sunderlands finest women on telly the other night and Peter Griffin thats where it came from!!!!lol

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  • blissna

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #16

    The offer will be around 11m I would have thought. These 20m + player predictions are wishful thinking lol.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #17

    toon73

    into my wallet mate, im collecting them so i can build a giant mouse trap to catch messi

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  • blissna

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #18

    The offer will be around 11m I would have thought. These 20m + player predictions are wishful thinking.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #19

    Tiote i hope aint going no-where!

    But with Ashley you can never say never!

    Would let him go for any less than 40 Mil plus Guidetti or Johnson!

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #20

    Load of shit, talksport make things up.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #21

    Everton vs. Man Utd.

    What do you guys reckon? Miralles should available right?

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #22

    I agree blissna- but an 11m offer won’t even be considered by the club. If it isn’t £20m+ it will be rejected out of hand.

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  • SuperShearer

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #23

    The way the club is run we have to be prepared for bids for some of our players. They’ll leave if it’s enough. Look at Arsenal they’ve been doing it for years. Where they falter is not renewing players contracts early enough meaning their players start to look elsewhere. I hope we don’t do that. I would love Tiote to stay but anything over £20 Mill will probably see MA sell him. Sissoko, Matuidi, Mulumba could all come in for a fraction of the price to play the enforcer for us. Not to the ability Mr. T does but we’d have money left over.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #24

    Blissna – if that’s the case then Im more than happy!!! Nice low bid like that would be VERY easy to reject!!!

    If they want Tiote THAT bad…we can pretty much demand why we want!

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  • pawl250

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #25

    £25m + Guidetti and we may start thinking about it. Especially with Anita coming in and Birigimana as back up.

    Would be very tempted to accept it!

    Hes always likely to get a red card with having a bad temper, quite injury prone (He played roughly only half of last years fixtures) AND he is always away when it comes AFCN given he plays for Ivory Coast.

    The above is all true, whether we keep him or not but 25m and Guidetti, it would be hard to say no.

    Aim to bring Debuchy, Douglas and Mbiwa through the door. for £20m! Ashley keeps £5 million, everyone is a winner!

    Would certainly strengthen our team. Of course we all know that if we happened to accept the above 20m I mentioned wouldnt be spent on the above players.

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  • blissna

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #26

    Aye takin the papiss. I totally agree.

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  • shear-class

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #27

    Magpies-till-d3ath Why the Negativity Do you beleive this crap, what a load of rubbish show me proof of any foundation in this story

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  • Fat_Robbo

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #28

    Lots of you are suggesting cash plus player deals, but any player who is currently at man city would have to take one hell of a pay cut to come to us.

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #29

    Fat_Robbo- I don’t think Guidetti would he will still be on a low wage as part of their youth/reserve squad

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  • pawl250

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #30

    Blissna –

    15 million for Rodwell and Joe Allen?

    Tiote is better than them both.

    That is all.

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  • Gateshead-Mag

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #31

    fat_robbo

    any player would be honered to play for us and accept any wage we honer them with 🙂

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  • nufc 11

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #32

    This one could have weight seems as part of the model MA has in place is that we make unkowens into top players and sell them on at inflated prices at least one players has to be moved on per year and AP has talked alot about it happening and the faxct Anita was bought to play CM when we need cover at LB says enuf to me just hope we get a wopping price for him, thanks for all your hard work cheick and we wipe our mouths and move on and so is the game of football nowadays.

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  • blissna

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #33

    Pawl. You and a few ppl are not understanding my meaning. I’m not saying tiote is only worth 11m. I’m saying that’s roughly. Where the bids will be at. People on here are naming potential replacements already. You can bet they are also on cities radar. Also I bet they are available for a damn sight less than tiote. And I am delighted.

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #34

    Pards brought Anita and said we need 3 top-class central midfielders. Now we do, if we lose 1, we need to replace to be back at 3. Simples

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  • Aza9

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #35

    The only way that deal is going to happen is if city offer over 20mil or they do a swap with A.Johnson, Richards and Guidetti. I think we have more chance of losing Tiote to a big bid from utd.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #37

    Firstly it’s talksport. Have they ever got anything right?

    Secondly, Tiote has turned down Chelsea before (if i’m not mistaken), why would he want to sit on City’s bench?

    Those saying £30m+ and a City player, highly unlikely, although if it was the case Ashley would throw his shoulder out trying to grab the deal too quickly 🙂

    Never mind the amount, I would be sad to see Tiote go. Yes he picks up suspensions, but he is a rock in DM. Having him sat there protecting the back four has really helped us out. With silly money mind, we should be able to find a replacement…although I would be far happier playing with Tiote rather than against him

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  • Fat_Robbo

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #38

    Gatehead-Mag
    that’s a fair point, but I dont think many of the mercenaries that play for man city are honourable, well not as honourable as our lads anyway.

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Aug 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #39

    Ibiza…how’s the tropical summer in the Balearic islands?

    Are aircon your best friend these days? 😉

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