Newcastle Still Want Three More Frenchman Signed In January


News today that Newcastle will sign Moussa Sissoko to a pre-contract agreement – but the club still wants to get him on board in January – so will need to pay some transfer fee to his French club Toulouse.

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Florian Thauvin – Newcastle till want to sign this French U21 midfielder

But the situation with Sissoko and his club is not good, and Toulouse have suspended him – but we thought they would welcome a bid from Newcastle this month – because they’ll get nothing for him in the summer – when he becomes a free agent.

Newcastle still have to work something out for Sissoko – but they are also still interested in 19 year-old Florian Thauvin of Bastia, the France under-21 midfielder, but it seems that Arsenal are also interested in the player.

And of course we expect Newcastle to announce the signing today of 20 year-old powerhouse Massadio Haidara  from Nancy – and he’s been on Tyneside a couple of days.

So these are three deals Newcastle still have to do before the window closes next Thursday – but if Coloccini leaves – we really need to bring in another center-back and we were really hoping we could also sign striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon.

The Newcastle Journal, Evening Chronicle  and  Shields Gazette are all reporting this morning that Colo is to stay at Newcastle, after talks with San Lorenzo broke down yesterday – but we don’t know how true the report is in the Independent that he has since walked out on Newcastle to return to South America.

So there’s some hope that the Independent report about him walking away is simply untrue – we hope the report about him walking away is simply untrue.

If we can get Thauvin and van Wolfswinkel in this month along with Sissoko and Haidara  that would be great – but we’d still be losing a top Premier League player if Coloccini is not available through the end of the season.

What do you think?

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92 comments so far

  • numba9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #1

    Get Lambert in now

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    6th

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  • obatoyou

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3

    We’ll have to start wearing blue 🙂
    Allez Le Bleus~

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  • NUFC.Westy

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Really want us to sign this Ricky van Wolfswinkel like

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Twitter saying Colo is at the training ground so stories of him departing are off the mark. Apparently he’s not happy but at the same time the rumour is at no point did San Lorenzo actually contact Newcastle….so who exactly were they negotiating with?

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  • obatoyou

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #6

    Don’t forget the frenchman we already had, Obertan Marveux, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Debuchy

    The french speakers Tiote and Cisse, man, without Coloccini we could field a team of French speakers now 🙂
    except the keeper lol

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Yo-yo – A great post mate. Well said.

    Yanga and Sissoko are 2 of the most down to earth, hard working players I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

    As you say – not even in the same ball park as Remy and (unfortunately), Demba Ba.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #8

    SSN shows Collo at the training ground this morning.

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  • obatoyou

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #9

    The players would be proud I’m sure to wear blue, to 50 000 chanting geordies cheering for le bleus!~

    It’s called boosting morale, I’m a genius, I should be a marketing CEO for Kevin Trudeaux and the Global Information Network

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  • Nick 69

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Colo deffo hasnt ‘walked out’ on us. Just been pictures on SSN of him at the training ground for more talks.

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  • achtoon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    Fabricio Coloccini has reiterated his desire to leave Newcastle for personal reasons during talks this week, @BenSmithBBC reports @BBCSport 34 minutes ago

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #12

    I am beginning to worry about all these French lads coming in with not link to the club what so ever, I am still hoping for some English lads to join our ranks either now or in the summer

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #13

    SS – I feel it was just San Lorenzo trying to rock the boat.

    A truly unprofessional club. And the papers generating cr@p like last night with colo “flying to Argentina” – simply ridiculous.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #14

    SSN showing film of Colo going into training ground this morning.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #15

    Oh well, 2nd.
    Colloccini has a tardis. He got to argentina last night and has turned up for training this am.

    El Medico Quien.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #16

    Colo needs to issue a statement of intent – or get on with his job !!!

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #17

    someone said last night his kids were still in school this week

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #18

    or everthing was lost in translation

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  • numba9

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #19

    Lambert or graham up front to keep us up they know where the goal is and would play out their skins

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #20

    If we get Haidara and Sissokho in, then this has been the best window we’ve had in a long time. If we get Thauvin in aswell it will be fantastic. If we get wolfs winkle in aswell!! I don’t know what I would do!

    Imagine this for a January window!
    Debuchy
    Mapou
    Gouffran
    Sissokho
    RVW
    Haïdara
    Thauvin

    🙂

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  • obatoyou

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #21

    Forget reports, can’t even stand Ed’s speculation anymore

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #22

    Speaking to the media in France today he said: “ This is a club that attracts me. I have confidence in his group over what they did last season.

    “ In addition, their leaders have invested in quality French players.

    “They will rise in the second half of the season.

    “Having all these French players is reassuring.

    “I know them well and it will facilitate my integration ,”

    A proper professional – Moussa Sissoko !

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #23

    Are we waiting on Sissoko before we announce Massadio Haidara?

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  • obatoyou

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #24

    Good window Conaldo, hopefully they bring it to the pitch, I can see good things in our future, like a Europa Semi final~ 🙂

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  • obatoyou

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #25

    just pay the 2.5 mil for Sissoko please~
    or i will kill u ashley

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #26

    Torq
    Sissoko really said that to the French media? Haha get in lad

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  • rainrix

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #27

    Torq… So is that pretty much a conformation he’s joining this window?

    Jesper… I though haidara would be announced the same time as goufrann they both showed up for medicals at the same time. Perhaps they’re just dragging it out so we have a signing a day till the end of the window 🙂

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  • Conaldo (The Wizard...Also Bestest Friends With Paul Scharner)

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #28

    Oba – hopefully,

    What’s the crack with the new players being cup tied? I heard we could only play one of Debuchy, Mapou or Goufrann due to Europa league rules.
    Anyone know?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #29

    @ conaldo. Don’t think we could have RVW and sissoko. We only have room for one more over 21 player in the 25 man senior squad. I think.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #30

    Torq. You’re half right; Colo needs to issue a statement of intent – AND get on with his job !!!

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  • Toon_Jock

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #31
  • gfp13

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #32

    Don’t know anything about thauvin or haidara but bringing in sissoko and wolfswinkel would do a world of good I think

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #33

    WWYCD
    Thats why i would like butland and ince to come in butland we could apparantly get for £3 mil but most english lads cost a fortune!!!

    Colo needs to do the right thing and make a statement today

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #34

    i think if colo made a statement he would break down, its the club that should be doing it like now

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #35

    Rainrix…now that would make for an interesting last week 🙂

    Jan. 24th – Massadio Haidara signs s 5 year deal
    Jan. 25th – Sissoko signs a 5½ year deal
    Jan. 28th – Thauvin signs a 3½ year deal
    Jan. 29th – RVW signs a 4½ year deal
    Jan. 30th – ?
    Jan. 31th – ?

    😀

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #36

    How true are rumours that we’re interested in Butland?

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  • BoyNUFC

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #37

    Does anyone know if any of our new buys (or possible future aquisitions) are cup-tied for Europa League?

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  • sula

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #38

    Get Ricky in we need a striker good to see something actually happening this transfer window i for one didnt expect jack shit to happen. Sissoko has to come this month we really need him as our former bull has become a diva. If Sissoko does come through i hope it will wake Tiote up then we can have 2 bulls yeah man now that would be a mean midfield. If Tiote doesnt like the idea Newcastle should get rid of him and cover some money and to think we could have collected 15-20 mil for him in the sumnmer.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #39

    Yo – Yeah he said it mate. It shows his desire and the thought he has put into a move to Newcastle. He has visited the city in June and seemed to enjoy the vibe. He told me that the whole place – as we know – is Newcastle Utd obsessed. I joked with him that playing in a 1 club city is something pretty special and takes a special person to pull it off!

    I can see Toulouse holding out for as much money as they can get – but by holding onto him until the summer they will have to pay out around €800,000 in wages alone – seems they are cutting off their nose to spite their face.

    I would even say we should up our €2.5mil offer to €3mil and get this done. It may be more than we hoped to pay – but it’s still dirt cheap!

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  • obatoyou

    Jan 24, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Really Markaccus wow

    Conaldo –

    Well, I know Bordeaux players can’t play, because they were already registered for Bordeaux in the EL so Gouffran can’t play 🙁 neither would Van Wolfswinkel, as Sporting are in it….. which leaves us short of strikers..

    Debuchy is fine as Lille weren’t in it, Mbiwa is fine as well as Montpellier weren’t in it either. Haidara would be fine, as Nancy weren’t in, same with Toulouse and Sissoko

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