TV Star Could Help San Lorenzo Buy Coloccini This Summer

It seems we’ll have to go through another soap opera with Fabricio Coloccini this summer, as the Newcastle captain’s family is now resident back in Buenos Aries, and that’s where the Newcastle captain now wants to play his football.

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Marcelo Tinelli – trying to raise money to buy Coloccini

Marcelo Tinelli is a 53 year-old Argentine TV host, media producer and businessman, and hosts the TV show ShowMatch on Argentina’s El Trece channel from Buenos Aries, and  in January was being linked with the move for Coloccini.

Marcelo is trying to find ways to get the money together that could see Fabricio return home to be with his family.

Newcastle will continue to play hard ball with San Lorenzo, and even though there was a lot of noise made in the press in January, there was no bid received from the Argentine club for Coloccini.

But news today in the Evening Chronicle that Fabricio Coloccini has been told to report back to Newcastle United when pre-season starts early next month – but since he’s a Newcastle player, that’s hardly surprising.

Newcastle will again stick by their guns and will only sell to San Lorenzo if they meet Newcastle’s valuation of their captain, which is between £5M and £7M, depending on which reports you read.

This is what a San Lorenzo insider told the Evening Chronicle today:

“San Lorenzo still want to sign Coloccini.” “They are looking at ways in which they can get the money together and make a bid.”

And it seems they have again turned to Marcelo Tinelli in an effort to raise the money.

The Newcastle squad will report back to training on Thursday 4th July, which is four weeks tomorrow, but players such as Coloccini, who are involved in Internationals, will get an extra week off.

And it could be that his situation is still up in the air by that time – and it looks like we may have to wait until September rolls around, before we know whether Coloccini will be at  Newcastle for next season.

We hope he is.

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25 comments so far

  • TorqToon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Pay up, or you’ve no chance!!!

    Want this ridiculous saga ended one way or another.


    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2


  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Having his menage a trois with Natalie Cassidy and Michelle Ferguson exposed by the Sunday Sun is too good for Ashley .

  • naptoon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #4


  • MysteriousStranger

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Wow this story is really dragging along like some of the poor plots on East Enders.

  • MysteriousStranger

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    The only exception East Enders we’re actually more realistic!

  • TorqToon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Naptoon – I’m excited if that helps?!

    It’s somebody we’ve not had any recent press about.

  • naptoon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    good stuff hope it comes off

  • alex84

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Hope he stays, he is a class act.
    but if he wants out then he can go only want players who want to be here, but I hope he does stay.

    Torq, is it true PEA is going to the Bundisliga?

  • valle

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Torq… Ok mate, i can understand that. To bad as transfer news are the only interresting part in regards to our club when there are no matches to be played.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11


  • HAZZY1

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Torq m8 im hearing 2 big names repeated also can u tell me if ur names r from France or Germany or playing else where but French ie “Spain”?

  • MysteriousStranger

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #13

    Alex84 – I agree he’s a class act on the pitch but he’s as responible as anyone for this story dragging on, at a time when he knows the fans are growing slightly concerned about the club, to that end off the pitch he’s actually a bit of a prick IMO.

  • geordiefromthemidlands

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Morning Torq me old China.
    This mystery player. ..can you give us their position? Zouma?


    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #15

    you are the love of my life…..

  • Markaccus

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #16

    Morning all

    Torq… you’re such a tease!

    Cue chants of “are you colin in disguise”
    I kid, i kid! 😀

  • HAZZY1

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #17

    Torq soz 1 from Holland and 1 from Spain?


    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #18

    If we were to go for PEA it should of been last year, now we’ve got zero chance with this bigger names going for him. Still think we’d sign a few strikers but not the standard of cisse, maybe players like Le Fondre?

  • Markaccus

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #19

    I know ashley doesnt like this…. but if wants to go, just this once let them have him and payus in installments. At least that we his wages are off the books and we know he needs replacing. If we wait till sept, then we wont be able to replace him if he goes because that would man a panic buy. Mashley hates that more than installments im sure!

  • Markaccus

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #20

    * he wants
    * that way

  • toonluvva

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #21

    As I expect Colo to go over the summer, I just hope that we get a reasonable price for him.

    How much we’ll get for Krul, Haten & Cabaye remains to be seen. It also raises the question of whether the income generated from the sales will be put toward buying decent players.

    With Llambias in charge of getting players over the line, I’m not holding my breath.

    Despite being a season holder, with Pardew staying, I’m wondering if another season struggling to avoid relegation might get MA to re-evalute the positiosn of Llambias & Pardew.

  • lesh

    Jun 5, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #22

    Whether or not it actually happens, Collo might leave and that’s all the more reason to get another top class CB in for July 4.

    In total, we need two top drawer CBs, given Saylor’s history of injuries, plus two strikers – one to replace Ba and one Shola.

  • David B's Toon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #23

    If they can get the money together: he should be gone already! When his mind in the right place: he is one of the top ten: best centre-backs in the country! But no team can afford his complete lack of concentration-when off the boil! If his mind is elsewhere: he should be as well!

    Alan cannot afford the off field problems he had the season just gone. The defence is a vital part of our DNA. Our poor defending belongs in the past. Something that Chris Hughton sorted out. Anything less is a step backward!

    If we’re going to replace him: then get someone with pace. So we can push our back line further up field. To help out our midfield! No more lob it up field!! We need to rebuild the defence, so it is not so heavily relent on Jonas: who they can have on a free.

    Of course we have started to address this issue last January. Hopefully they will adjust to our game this coming season. Any further additions will be made welcome. Alan must reduce any risk of being sold short! No more round holes in square pegs.

    And if there is to be a change in manager: no transfer is required. If the players’ are there: then we can attract a bigger manager! Playing with the right players’ at the right club: with the right style of play!

    I’m not one of the ones trying to hound Alan out: but even: we. Are tiered of the same excuses! The poor display of football! I know he can turn things around. But he has to prove a lot of doubters wrong. And I hear what they saying. And it’s not unreasonable!

  • toonincheek

    Jun 5, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Never mind a transfer fee.
    Too much for San Lorenzo.
    It all depends on what Colo wants to do.
    Little if anything to be gained by keeping anyone
    who doesn’t want to be with us, whatever the ‘fee’.
    As Colo hasn’t come out and said anything, I guess
    it’s all still up in the air.
    All we can do is hope he wants to stay.

    Otherwise – thanks for everything and goodbye.

  • davis_toons

    Jun 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #25

    If Colo really wants to leave, he can come out with half of the expected fees and the other half by San Lorenzo.

    He have not mention anything so it is not he who wants to leave.


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