News in the Daily Mirror that Newcastle may be after 27 year-old Cameroon and Lille center-back Aurelien Chedjou.
Aurelien Chedjou – Newcastle interested
Now it’s true we expect Newcastle to be linked with a number of center-backs from now through the summer, because Newcastle could be losing both Fab Coloccini and Mike Williamson in the summer.
However, the 14 times capped Cameroon International doesn’t really fit the young profile of players Newcastle have generally been after, although it’s true he’s younger than 29 year-old Mike Williamson and 31 year-old Fabricio Coloccini.
The Mirror is saying that Chedjou could be worth up to £12M, and if that’s true it would probably mean Newcastle would not be interested, since there are other good defenders that Newcastle could get for less than that fee – including 23 year-old French International Mamadou Sakho of PSG.
Chedjou joined Lille in 2007 from Rouen, and will be well known by both Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy, who were at Lille for a number of seasons with Chedjou, so there may be a credible link there.
Aurelien has played 218 times with 15 goals for Lille, and was part of the French Champions side of 2010-2011, along with Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy.
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