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.
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?
You can also reach Ed at email@example.com