Newcastle To Make One Final Bid For Mathieu Debuchy

News in the Sunday Mirror today that Newcastle will launch a third and final bid to bring 27 year-old Mathieu Debuchy to Tyneside in the coming week.

Mathieu Debuchy – one final Newcastle bid this week

The news is that Newcastle will table a £6M bid to Lille this week, which we think is about £1M higher than their last bid we made, which was about £1M higher than Newcastle’s first bid, which was made a month or two ago.

It seems apparent that Lille President Michel Seydoux has now had second thoughts about his stance on Debuchy, who has been a loyal servant to the club and played in their first team since 2004, but the French International is now very anxious to move to Newcastle.

Seydoux had become a little irritated that Newcastle were offering below what he thinks the French International right back is worth, and pulled the plug on the deal a couple of weeks ago, but he is now thought to be willing to listen to a fresh offer from the Toon.

But as we reported last week, a lot will depend on how Lille fare in the second leg of the European Champions League play-off game against Copenhagen on Wednesday night, after they lost the first leg 1-0 in Copenhagen.

If the French club miss out on the group stages of the competition and as much as £20M, they could finally cash in on Debuchy.

Alan Pardew has said he expects Newcastle to make just one more signing in the coming week before the transfer window slams shut at 11:00 pm on Friday night.

This is what Alan said:

“I am pretty happy with the squad. But if we do go into the market again- it will be for just one player.”

Newcastle will be hoping they will be able to keep their top  stars on Tyneside this week, with rumors that both Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye are being looked at by Arsenal, and Manchester United are thought to be interested in both players too, and Chelsea have a long term interest in taking Tiote to London.

Even if Lille qualifies for the group stages of the Champions League,  there is a good chance that Debuchy will still arrive at Newcastle this week, and then a good question would be what happens to to right back Danny Simpson, who still has not signed his new deal at the club, and could be sold before next Saturday rolls around.

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145 comments so far

  • zimtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Santon played really well last night only if our other wing could be that threatening also I’m not quite Jonas is a consistent player to play 90mins

  • Charlietoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Hope we get him in for sure but wont hold my breath.

  • zimtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Real madrid are seeking to loan out Kaka and sahin and it seems like liverpool have got sahin don’t u thnk it would be great if we also got Kaka on loan too

  • 89Norcal

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    Comment #4

    If it wasn’t for Marveaux, I’d say we need to start looking for another winger to replace Jonas, hopefully Sylvain will keep him on his toes because he’s becoming a liability in the big matches.

  • cyprus

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Jonas a liabiity? The only player who doesn’t look tired at the start of the season?!

  • cyprus

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #6

    AP, give Ronaldinho a call for the hell of it

  • Widowmaker

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    Comment #7

    I am finding it rathr crazy some are slagging Jonas. He is consistently one of our better performaners on the field. It’s true that he lacks end products, but how can you expect a player to do both when we operate mostly in our own half?

    The fact is he defends well and his dribbles often lead to freekicks for us and that is perfectly good enough for PA. OR JONAS WOULD NOT COMMAND SO SUCH TRUSTS FROM PARDEW.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Why did pards say we had a kitty of 20m + what we bring in, weve spent 3m in total bid alot on 3 players now if we do bring in anybody we will just bring one in, if we do get debuchy that spend will goto 9m leaving 11m i just hope thats to get a couple of players in jan. 6 days to go and i feel sick.

  • magicbus

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #9

    Perhaps MA wants some of his interest free loan he gave us paying back to get towards self sufficiency and owing nothing to nobody. Thats why we have spent so little.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 26, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #10

    What a crap window.

    After a great season this is the reward for the squad’s efforts.

    Now talk of Tiote & Cabaye leaving … no Carroll return …

    Guess Ashley’s taking his money back.

  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 26, 2012 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #11

    Jonas’ job is defensive cover

    You can see this, when asked to get forward he does but most of the time it’s clear he is told to. Be more cautios.

    Think we have been too negative/various in all 3 games so far.

  • bambams

    Aug 26, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #12

    Lot of negativity, let’s wait til Friday and judge then . Even so it is only two games into the season and the boys are bound to be a bit rusty

  • ash1001

    Aug 26, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Have said it elsewhere, and will say it again, if what is been said supposedly by AP (or Alan as Ed) calls him is true, + others who think they are in the know, then my humble opinion is that the club have no ambition whatsoever.
    Its written all ‘over the barn door’ that the squad is neither good or big enough to move forward.
    Simple question now try and think of an answer = all the preseason games + the PL games and europa cup game – How many chances have we created from open play? do not think you will need more than one hand for the answer.
    As to yesterdays 2nd half performance which was an improvement on the 1st half, but how much of that was down to Chelsea taking there foot off the pedal.
    This comment may sound gloomy, but its fact, like it or not.

  • catchy in norway

    Aug 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #14

    I find it very strange that some of you put loyalty over performance, for sure Jonas has been one of our better players in past seasons, but sorry , he is in the team as a winger, and he is no longer a winger , santon gets more crosses in now,
    The start of last season I watched like others he was doing a great job helping raylor and trying to attack, wel from what iv seen so far its santon doing what he did last year, defending then helping Jonas attack ,
    He got man of the match last week, WHY, ?

    Also pardew showed yesterday why he will never be a top manager, he tries to keep to many players happy, his job is to field the best team to win,
    Why play 2 forwards then play everyone deeP and not support them, you never get anything from cabaye playing that deep, tha was proved last season,
    HBA should be given the role he was promised , a true no10 free to roam and more importantly given the ball much more than he gets now, for sure he will have poor games from time to time, but he sometimes gets starved of the ball on the right side, ESP when we resort to long balls
    My last point is the subs bench, obertan proves time after time that he isn’t good enough, young roman offers much much more,

  • archaeomag

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #15

    For my money, or rather Mike’s, I still think we need to sign a left back, as well as Debuchy and a striker.

    What ever you think of Lovenkrands/ Best, they were both used in competitive games and have not been replaced.

  • Slank

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #16

    Cyprus @ 5


  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #17

    Anita replaces Guthrie.

    Amalfitano, Bigi and Good are excellent prospects but not starters.

    We’re two forwards light.
    The FB & CB situation hasn’t been addressed.

    It’s great that Perch & Raylor can do a job, but we need a starting FB & CB.

    Disappointing if we have to watch Simmo (great defensive FB) & Willo for another year.
    When did Sol Campbell leave? We’ve been a FB short for 3-4 years.

    Get some money spent – back the team Ashley.

  • Belly

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #18

    I think it has been a slightly disappointing transfer window so far, but I do expect some movement this comming week. I also think we will defiantly be dipping into the January window for a striker. If Ba and Cissé get injured we are screwed, Strolla is hardly ever injury free and Campbell is going to be wraped in cotton wool. We’ll have too approach a game with attacking midfielders like Spain in the euros. I don’t think we are wrong to start the season cautiously at all, that last thing you want is a couple of heavy defeats at the start of the campaign. It’s good that we’ve got that defeat out of the way early and we are not waiting for it to protentially upset our season like it almost did last season. The team are in great spirits, lets get a win midweed then destroy Villa at the weekend and head into the break full of confidence.

  • cndrbrown

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #19

    I’m hoping we’re in for a suprise or two!

  • Les Grossman

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #20

    The more worrying thing about pards stmnt re signings, some of our star players have publicly stated we NEED new players!!! This turn of events must be worrying the squad also? I hope it doesnt unsettle them too much!

  • nico

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #21

    I’ve got to say I’m a little dissappointed in this transfer window. I have been one of ur supportes who has always been with MA even when others were slagging him off, but for us to not strengthen our suad now is poor.
    How can we go into a game without a centre forward on the bench?
    Are we going to play a and Cisse in every game this season?
    Is Adam Campbell ready to take on tht roll? I hope so.
    Do we not need a strong powerful centre back who is not only a good defender but can be useful going forward for corners?
    Do we not need an Andy Carroll type of centre forward?
    Hopefullt Debuchy will finally arrive thi week.
    And hopefully Pards is lying hen he says that only one more player will come in.

  • nico

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #22

    And my keyboard is rubbish

  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #23

    U lot moan far to much, our squad is very good n pardew has never once mentioned that we have 20mil to spend, still believe 2 players will come in this week

    Stop bitching till the window shuts

  • hoppernufc

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #24

    If we only sign one more player it will be a disgrace all other clubs have strengthened significantly and we need to do the same, suppose well have to wait till Friday before we judge our business. Also the penna yday was the most stonewall I’ve seen no complaints at all.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #25

    I think its best to think no one is coming in that way theres no dissapointment and if someone comes in its a great bonus, teams around and above us have spent and its starting to feel we are going backwards.

  • Belly

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #26

    Let’s not get too negative folks we were tipped for relegation last season. We’ve defiantly got it in us for a top six finish and a good cup run, even if we don’t make anymore signings.
    Our problem is we over react when we don’t get our way. It’s silly. We have a great squad with some awesome players and some outstanding youngsters. We’ve got everything to look forward too

  • hoppernufc

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #27

    Our problem is we have a great 11 then after that we have average or poor players so a few injuries to our first team along with all the extra matches and well be struggling

  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #28

    This window we have been strongly linked with good, biggie, amalfitano, Anita, debuchy n Douglas we’ve landed 4 out 6 so far if we get the others I would say that is success even if we get one I would

  • TorqToon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #29

    Had to step away from the blog yesterday as it was crammed full of neggers, with people even saying that we should get rid of Pards as he has had his time here, and cash in on Cissé as he can’t cut it anymore!!! It’s was completely and utterly ridiculous!! Some fair weather fans on here really wind me up ! It’s two games into the season, we are 9th with 3 points from our games against spurs and Chelski. I for one am happy with that! First half we were lacklustre but did ourselves proud in the second half an should’ve taken our chances better. Everybody forgets that Chelsea are a rich club and are spending their champions league money. We ARENT a rich club – although I feel some think we are!! We are in progression of a 5 year plan and this is only half way through. Yes we are ahead of we’re we all thought we would be…but calling for wholesale changes and new management is ridiculous. It was either stay online and fall out with people – or log off and leave them to it. I chose the latter! 🙂

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #30


    This squad is good enough for a 6-10th place finish.
    We we’re all hoping we’d sign a quality CB, FB and striker.

    What we have now isn’t an improvement on last season.
    We haven’t pushed on at all.

    We only moan because we love the club and want better.

  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #31

    No we will not b struggling u lot are a bunch of muppets honestly we’ve exactly the same squad plus the 4 we’ve signed plus 6 more coming through

    Teams hav strengthened but that’s bcoz they were piss poor last season take Chelsea they weren’t that good yesterday if we had of turned up first half we may hav got something

  • steve

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #32

    Quite surprised about the negative comments. Yes we were poor but let’s be serious, Chelsea are the champions of Europe and for me this years English champions. They will beat better teams than us more than 2-0 this year. Also we had no tiote and that can make all the difference 😀

  • nico

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #33


    I don’t think a lot of people on here are moaning, just stating that our squad is thin in 3 areas and as we are in 4 competitions this year it needs strengthening.

  • Spuggy

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #34

    I assume if Pards says we will only be bringing one player and he said we’re in for a young forward then no FB or CB?

    Can’t understand the lack of support financially given the Europa games we have to deal with which was evident at Chelsea.

  • pbNcl

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #35

    Aaaaaaa knew this place would be full of nagativity. Haha! We got beat by chelsea by a penalty really. Sounds clique but it changed the game. Jonas is class and irreplaceable. I would like to send my love to pardieu and the lads and tell them everything is cush. And all you neggers stop doubting and worrying, were not a bloody selling club! That isn’t the model at all! We may price our stars high, but you see if anybody leaves! Aint gonna happen ffs!

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #36

    Everyone except davybtoon is a muppet. Wonderful but typical.

    Time to log off.

  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #37

    Hatem this squad is improved n finished 5th last year so why can’t we challenge for higher with it

    You know when ppl who arnt from Newcastle say they will never ever achieve anything bcoz of fans expectations there right we finish 5th now some fans are thinking we should challenging for the league

  • hoppernufc

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #38


    Are you stupid? Just look at our bench yday it was probably the worst bench in the league we have brought in one first team player a dm witch would of been the last place we need to strengthen. Look at spurs yday they brought on sigurdson and adebayor we were two down and brought on two defenders we haven’t got enough quality on the bench to change a game!

  • nico

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #39

    How often is Shola fit? Don’t get me wrong I like Shola.
    What about Ba’s knee?
    Imagine if next week Ba’s knee went and Shola hadn’t recovered from being injured in a warm up.
    We would have Cisse and 17 year old Campbell as forwards. I’m sorry but that is not acceptable for a club who finished 5th in the Prem.

  • hoppernufc

    Aug 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #40


    You don’t k know what your talking about, muppet!


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