Fulham Now After Newcastle Target

It seems that Fulham are the latest club who are keen on France international defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila, or so the People is reporting, and they are interested in M’Vila after talks broke down with Tottenham over England International Tom Huddlestone.

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Yann M’Vila – Newcastle still interested?

The People is reporting the Craven Cottage club will table an £8M offer for the 22 times capped France midfielder, and they could steal a march on the two clubs said to be interested in the player – Newcastle and QPR.

Harry Redknapp has already watched M’Vila play for Rennes, but the 22-year-old has told Harry he is reluctant to sign for the Loftus Road club.

QPR are bottom of the league and play in front of only 18,000 fans, and it will be difficult for Redknapp to attract good players to the London club in January, although with Newcastle only 7 points better off than QPR, our club are not exactly in a great position to attract top players either.

M’Vila has a bit of a bad-boy reputation, but so did Ben Arfa before he joined Newcastle, and it seems Alan Pardew has been able to handle the 25 year-old and Ben Arfa is happy at Newcastle and playing well, and due back in a couple of weeks from his hamstring injury.

But £8M is a lot for Newcastle to pay for the French international, and we wonder how much money Alan Pardew will have to spend this month, with a striker and a number of defenders the highest priority at Newcastle.

So we’d be a little surprised if Newcastle can get M’Vila through the door this month, or whether they even want to get him through the door this month.

What do you think?

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23 comments so far

  • nick_9

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #1

    JDdubai – I think if we had Ben Arfa, cabaye and a new left sided attacked like remy then that attacking midfield three would have a goal threat. It would be nice to see cabaye in or around the edge of the box. Aside from the two strikers last season who else chipped in? We need goals from all around the team. Vermaelen scored 6 goals last season, that would have been the third highest in our team.

    Would anyone consider lower league strikers as second/third choice? given holt scored 15 last season, graham got 12 and long got 8, even lambert has got 9 this season which is more than tevez, Rooney and Torres. We have no strength in depth upfront since selling Carroll, best, lovenkrands and ba

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #2

    Rather have sissoko for less than half that makes more sense or if we can get sissoko on a ore contract to come in the summer, would anyone else cash in on tiote????

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Of course other clubs are in for him at £8 million he’s a top class player
    Still rather we went for sissoko though

  • gfp13

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Decent player, as for the reputation. It could be a risk worth taking. This bad boy image he portrays could in some fashion pick up the rest of the players being model professionals and all that they are. It could also have negative affects as usually the case and could drag Ben arfa back to the bad boy character he was. Whether ash would spend 8mil to catch him is another thing but I’d quite like this guy here. Him, cabaye n tiote as our midfield

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #5

    …all these made up rumors are getting boring 🙁

    Anything substantial out there?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Nick 9
    Theres nothing wrong with lower league CF’s mate look at players like austin this season apparantly norwich are in for chris martin from palace for under a million n hes got about 20 goals this season

  • calvinho

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #7

    We do need another 4 players in, with no-one leaving. It’s ok saying “Obertan needs to go” or “Williamson needs to leave”, its quality in depth that we are missing. Our first 11 is strong, an we probably can deal with one or two injuries, but we struggle when we have 5-6 injuries.

  • nick_9

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Tads I had Austin in mind. Some of these championship players would work their socks off for a premier league club like ours, we want players who are gracious and thankful for playing for us, I hate these players who drift through games offer very little in return.

  • gfp13

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    The lower league strikers are a gamble. Yeah some can be got for 1 mil but other clubs want a lot for their strikers. And not a lot can make the step up. Jermaine Beckford is 1 example who set the lower leagues a light but wasn’t quite the same player at everton. Some can make the transition and some can’t. It’s like signing SPL players too. On that note what would people think of signing victor Wanyama?

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #11

    If we could get an austin for 2-3 mil would be a great bit of buisness

  • nufc_eire

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #12


    If an offer of around 12m comes in for Tiote then we should definitely cash in! That buys us Sissoko and (with a bit of extra cash) a top class CB

  • nick_9

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Correct me if I’m wrong but Beckford was dominant for Leeds whilst they were in league one and then not long after got his move to Everton? I don’t remember him proving himself in the championship but I could be wrong .

  • nick_9

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #14

    Tads I’m sure we could soften a championship club up with the prospect of some loan moves for reserve players. Some clubs do not have the finances to turn down a couple of million.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #15


    That would be good business.

  • Spuggy

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Apart from the well recognised defensive problems we have, the big problem with Cisse is if our midfield isn’t in the game he is no good with long balls and not that good at hold up play either.

    Not a problem before as Ba did this role.

  • geordie1892

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17

    Cant see anyone paying anything more than 7-8m for tiote. He has been shocking this year

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    Hopefully Ashley and Llambias will have learnt from their failure in the summer.

    You buy when you are strong not when you are desperate.

  • geordiesteve520

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    @6 I am pretty sure that Chris Martin is a Norwich player already and was on loan at Palace, iirc he’s at Swindon now. Do you mean Glenn Murray? I agree with you on the lower league strikers comment but there’s no way you can get value for money if clubs are asking £15-£20 million for players (Austin and Zaha) while players like Mvila and Sissoko are available for less than half and even Remy, an international forward should be about £8-10 million. It would be great to buy british but the prices are so inflated, we should have a system in place like Italy where they can co-own players.

  • swisstone

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #20

    Collo first season, woeful. Enrique even worse. Santon also poor.

    Moral of the story – major risk bringing 3 new first team defenders in mid season. At least one should have EPL experience imo.

  • stretchintoon

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #21

    get him or sissoko and get rid of tiote

  • blew

    Jan 13, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #22

    Dont need him or Sissoko, Dan Gosling is nearly fully fit..

  • Owldman

    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #23

    Anyone who thinks Ashley is going to change his transfer policy must be bonkers ? Colo,s bombshell wont make a bit of difference to the man. I do not expect him to buy more than two players,even if Colo goes.£80,000 a week off the wage bill will be sweet music to him.That money could be used to pay the wages of two decent players.but money bags wont see it that way


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