There’s only six days left in the transfer window and fasten your seat belts because there could be a number of moves still to take place, and there could be some late bids coming in for some of Newcastle’s top players.
Yohan Cabaye in action for Newcastle yesterday
The Sunday Express is reporting today that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has switched his attentions to Newcastle’s French international central midfielder Yohan Cabaye, after it seems that Liverpool have beaten him to Real Madrid Turkish international midfielder Nuri Sahin.
Wenger wants to replace the departed Alex Song, who went to Barcelona for £15M last week, so they have the money, but it was reported last weekend that the French manager was after Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote, which would be a like for like replacement.
And today the Sunday Mirror are reporting that Arsenal will make a £15M offer for Tiote – so take you choice as to which report is true – if any.
The news in the Express is that Arsenal have now approached Newcastle about the French International, which is always the first step in any transfer deal, and the London club will have been told what Newcastle want for Yohan Cabaye.
And we hope that the amount quoted by Newcastle was so high that it shocked Arsenal that they will not pursue Cabaye.
It is possible that Newcastle sell one of their players before next Saturday, but owner Mike Ashley will want big money for them, and will also need to ensure the Magpies can sign a replacement before next Saturday, preferably at about a quarter of the price Cabaye will go for. 😀
We still think Newcastle will be bringing in right back Mathieu Debuchy from Lille, and maybe even center-back Douglas from FC Twente, and last night Alan Pardew also said Newcastle were after a younger striker than Andy Carroll, and he didn’t think Andy would be coming home to Newcastle.
It seems that Newcastle are aware of a few bids being lined up for their top players, but Newcastle still need to strengthen their squad in this coming week, rather than weaken it, because of the extra games Newcastle will likely have in Europe this season, and we also want to do very well in the Premier League this season.
It could be a busy week for the Tyneside club, and we hope it is, but with players coming into Newcastle rather than leaving the Toon.
What do you think?
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