Newcastle Reported Interested In Yann M’Vila


There’s a report in the French Daily L’Equipe this morning that both Newcastle United and Everton are interested in the Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, who failed to agree terms with Tottenham Hotspur last week.

Yann M’Vila – Newcastle are said to be interested

Yann M’Vila was supposed to be the player to replace Luka Modric, who went to Real Madrid recently for a ridiculously high fee, but Arsenal are also in the market for a midfielder to replace Alex Song, who signed for Barcelona last week, and since M’Vila is French, Arsene  Wenger is probably interested.

Everton are linked because they may need to replace Jack Rodwell, who signed on for Manchester City earlier this summer, and it’s not clear why Newcastle are linked.

The news is from Rennes General Manager Pierre Dreossi who said this today:

“For the moment we have three offers.” 

We’d be very surprised if Newcastle are going after M’Vuila, because he will not come cheap, and if Tottenham cannot agree terms, then Newcastle  will have big trouble paying his wages.

It could be that M’Vila could be a replacement in case Yohan Cabaye moves on before Saturday, but there are much better bargains elsewhere, and Newcastle will not pay big money for M’Vila, which is what it will take to get him.

If Cabaye does move Newcastle will be discussing who to bring in with Chief Scout Graham Carr, and Alan Pardew has said early in the summer that Newcastle had already identified targets,  in case they lose some top players in the summer transfer window.

We’d be very surprised if Newcastle are interested in this player – he’s too expensive and would demand high wages, two reasons why the Magpies would not be interested.

For the record the 22 year-old M’Vila has been at Rennes since 2004, and he has played for them 130 times with four goals, and has played for all of the French Youth sides, and 22 times for the full French side with one goal.

He made his full debut for France under manager Laurent Blanc, in the friendly match against Norway in August of 2010, starting the match in the defensive midfield role.

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52 comments so far

  • SupaToonKid

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #1

    This talk of Yann M’Vila is only if Tioté leaves. Cheick loves it here & does not care about money. Of course if a side comes in with £25M for Mr T then we may well accept and then use some of that to bring a top replacement in M’Vila. We have to always have replacements lined up incase the worse scenario occurs. Though I don’t Tioté leaving, he must stay to guide his young Padawan Bigi.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2

    nonsense

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  • bazrazmataz

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Never in a million years this will happen

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    I knew we’d be linked with him! I’d love him at the Toon!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Would love this to be true but I just can’t see it.

    Then again I was surprised with the signing of cisse.

    And Ashley has spent big on some players he likes.

    Cisse and colo spring to mind.

    Maybe this is what we have been waiting for. Getting the best players for our money not just second best.

    Hope this is the case and we get a few in this week.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Deadgrizzly
    Song done an interview the other saying he demanded to go because basically he was fed up with arsenal and they way they dealt with there playing staff, nothing to do with the amount of players.
    Basically i think arsenal are definatly after a quality midfielder just dont think were stupid enough to let cabs go

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  • bazrazmataz

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #7

    This week will be utter madness speculation wise papers will be making up any old rubbish and at the end of it all we will be sat here with exactly what we got now.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Will ppl stop listening to cabaye or tiote to arsenal it will take 25mil for either of them n wenger won’t pay it so stop worrying no were else for them to go

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Supatoon

    Do you really think he would be a replacement?

    I mean we sold Carroll with no replacement.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #10

    If we sign M’Vila we could play this team:

    Krul

    Debuchy Mbiwa Coloccini Santon

    Tiote Bigirimana M’Vila Anita

    Ba Dembele/Remy/Cisse

    We would win every game 1-0 or 2-1.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #11

    Hmm doubt this very much. If he failed to agree terms with Spurs then he probably wants very high wages. And we don’t really need a MF unless Tiote goes. Which he almost certainly won’t. You never know but this is the last week of the window… cue madness and speculation beyond insanity!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #12

    MTD
    Would also love to see a player with the class of m’vila come here but cant see it, would prob take a bid of £17-20 mil to get him!

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Ed’s on a wind up haha! Stoking the fires of opinion like a true pro!

    As far as I’m aware we already accepted a bid for tiote from chelsea when AC left and mr t refused to go

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #14

    Big mike won’t be caught with his trousers down again. We won’t ship a blue chip out in the last week I mean howeh

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #15

    It’s muppets that think Anita coming means cabaye or tiote have to b leaving

    We sold Carroll like 4 windows ago ppl still call us a selling club even that muppet lee Ryder was on talkshite saying yesterday

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Kay Murray ?@KayLMurray
    Just arrived at the stadium to prepare for official presentation of Luka Modric & then all being well, his first interview as a RM player.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #17

    Kay Murray ?@KayLMurray
    Just arrived at the stadium to prepare for official presentation of Luka Modric & then all being well, his first interview as a RM player.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #18

    To be fair we could be trying to find the old French formation with Cabaye becoming a new Zidane and Ben Arfa the new Djorkeaff?

    Antia, Tiote and M’Villa = Petit, Viera and Makalele.

    Debuchy and Santon = Thuram and Lizarazu?

    —————-Krul—————
    Debuchy-Colo-Saylor-Santon
    —-Tiote—–Anita——–M’Villa
    —————Cabs—————
    ————-Ben Arfa————-
    —————Cisse—————

    Tell me we wouldn’t control every game with that?!

    Where we going we don’t need wingers!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #19

    Modric joined real for 29million according to sky sports this morning.

    Has anyone seen or got the quote from anyone within the club that says we buy heap and sell high?

    Or is that all speculation after we sold Carroll?

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Here comes everyones dream team full of players we dont have ffs

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #21

    Jesus that does look sturdy beattie

    We’d have one of the best midfields in europe!

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #22

    East

    What’s your problem guy?

    It’s better than moaning about defeat and talking about players leaving.

    What do you have to contribute other than criticism?!

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  • Belly

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #23

    I’m getting a bit nervouse about Cabaye leaving, I know it’s just paper talk but it still worries me. I think if we had sealed the Debuchy signing earlier in the window then Cabs would have quashed these roumours. Am I just being silly?

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #24

    PbNcl

    That way we could have Benny in his prefers position, Cabaye pulling the strings, full backs rampaging like the Brazil and France of the 90’s and so much cover in CM that even Krul could attack.

    It won’t happen but it could be a reason we are still looking at DM what with Sissokho, that guy from Oveido and M’Villa being linked.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #25

    No problem just keeping my feet on the ground i just think its stupid putting players in we dont have or have no chance of getting might aswell put messi in.

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  • Rossy G

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #26

    M’Vila is over rated, he is decent but not special. I think Cabaye is more likely to go than Tiote…..if he goes I’d like Siem De Jong, or Dembele for that role let Anita and Tiote to sit behind. If Tiote goes then it has to be Strootman more box to box but very talented…..Leroy Fer is decent too.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #27

    Belly

    We could have aimed debuchy, cabayes brother, his cousin etc.

    And if a good offer came in from a really good team I could see him leaving.

    All players will have personal ambition. If barca or real bid then no matter who we have he would move for that opportunity.

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  • toon_asprilla2012

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #28

    We need another striker after watching the Chelsea game we couldn’t change our strike force because we got no1 to bring on! We need a carroll or someone along them characters because ok playing it on the floor and passing it about it good but sometimes we
    Need play it long over the top and have a different style of play every now and again in the game and we haven’t been able to, even in pre season. Cambell might be a good prospect but we can’t rely on a unproven in first team action and is 17 years of age! Cumm on! We missed out on nathaniel clyne big time his fast strong and can whip a cross, I dont know about debouchy now and Lille. I’ve tried to be as positive as can be this transfer window but we do need extra investment on the senior side of things, realy n truely! I agree that we need to grow step by step and not get excited etc but teams around us n below us have improved and we realy haven’t by the looks of pre season and first three games of season

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  • papattack

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #29

    kets

    if we sign m’villa how does your team include debuchy mbwia remy and dembele?

    do the others come as part of the deal??

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #30

    Easy

    I fully understand and appreciate that but I’m just trying to create a positive scenario whereby we are linked with another top CM and doesn’t have to mean Cabaye is leaving.

    I’m just a little inventive and hopeful I suppose. I won’t do it again as your a completely right in your assessment.

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #31

    Beattie – That’s dreamworld stuff right there!! Slim chance of it happening – but like as has been said, the money is there should the right players become available.

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  • papattack

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    why would cabaye leave?? he’s only been here one season and it was a good season.

    its not like he would want to jump ship because we’re doing poorly and he’s getting played out of position or is unhappy.or any other reason.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #33

    Why can’t Campbell play a role this year.

    Rooney had no experience and made an impact that age.

    Owen made a huge impact that age.

    Campbell won the player of the tournament award twice in that pre season tournament the last couple years.

    It has precious winners of Torres, tevez and iniesta.

    We need to give him more of a go.

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  • pbNcl

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #34

    People need to remember that newcastle have a very high reputation in france atm. Cabaye knows we’ve been trying to get his pal in so no way is he gonna jump ship at this point! He aint the judas type! He’s a good lad cabaye

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #35

    The chances of us signing another midfielder went out the door as soon as we signed Anita. We have plenty of cover for midfield (not world class but promosing youngsters) and I reckon we will se maybe one more signing that will most probably be a defender, hopefully Debuchy. On the striker front I reckon it will be left till January and be dependant on the ACON. We all know big Mike likes a gamble, lets just hope it pays off and no-one gets injured

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  • TorqToon

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #36

    Ignore it Beattie. I was myself thinking of formations of why we might be in for another DM whilst holding on to our current crop.

    And it’s players that could all head our way – realistic targets if the money was right.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #37

    Belly
    Very silly lad!!

    Beattie
    Agree with your last post about anita, the lad is getting some very harsh critism saturday, ppl seemed to forget he’d only been with the squad for like 8 days and in that time has already played in 3 games, 2 of them for a full 90 mins within 48 hours and with 2 completly different starting 11’s around him

    Players take time to settle, look at giroud,podolski and caIzorla they have hardly hit the ground running, same with chelski its only hazard who has come in on top form but when you spend £32 mil on a player you expect them to!!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #38

    Beattie

    I just want defenders sorted we have enough in midfield 2 defenders and maybe a striker, we just have to wait and see what this week brings.

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  • toon_asprilla2012

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #39

    Transfer sage u can play him but can’t rely on him. What’s gonna happen if Senegal beat ivory coast and ba n cisse go?? And his a short player so our game well remain same play ball on floor pass n try and get in between n behind defenders but like at Chelsea this weekend we got shut out apart from couple chances n we didn’t take

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #40

    Does anybody else think wingers cannot really be a part of a successful team?!

    It was Mourinho who kind of started this 4-3-3 thing but before that everyone had wingers apart from a few including Brazil (94-2002), France (98), AC Milan (late 90’s early 2000’s) Ajax (90’s), Real Madrid (early to mid 2000’s) and the legacy of these teams is seen in the Barca team of today.

    Control the game and win the game. There is no need for wingers if you have the correct full backs available and a lot of midfielders acting as a creative wall.

    That would be the best way forward in the PL. It’s so different to anything on the English game that I’d guarantee we’d be near the top if we pulled it off.

    4-3-3 with played like Hazard would fail against a 4-3-1-1-1. Hebwiuld ave no room whatsoever.

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