French Reports – Liverpool Make Approach For Newcastle Winger


The French Daily L’Equipe are reporting that Liverpool have made an official approach to Newcastle United for their 26 year-old French International  winger  Hatem Ben Arfa.

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Ben Arfa – official approach being made by Liverpool?

And then the report says that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping he can persuade the 13 times capped French International,  with the promise of more starts this season than under Alan Pardew.

Well that’s an odd statement, because last year while Ben Arfa played only 22 times with 4 goals and 3 assists, he missed a lot of games last season only because of his rather severe hamstring injury.

If the Frenchman had been fit then Alan Pardew would have played him a lot more times, because he was first choice when he was fit.

It will be interesting to see if this report has any truth to it, because if there has been an official approach for Ben Arfa, we would expect Newcastle to immediately turn down the bid.

That’s unless it’s around £25M, but the news is that it’s only around £10M.

We’d be surprised, in fact we’d be completely shocked, if Liverpool are willing to pay anywhere near £25M for Ben Arfa.

What do you think?

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94 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Being dressed as a sheep while low fell nag is yomping in Corbridge is too good for Ashley.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #2

    HaHaHa, nice one

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  • bills-son

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #3

    HBA to LPool?

    More chance of the Loch Ness Monster being found in the Mersey.

    Utter bollox.

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  • wynsleap

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Yes – let’s not buy anyone and whilst we’re on let’s sell the most talented ‘edge of your seat’ player we have.
    It beggars belief yet with this regime I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens.
    This club is going nowhere quicker than I thought.

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #5

    In a french Liverpool supporter’s wet dream.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Because of how happy Benny was back and training, and we think this will never happen, It might!!!

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  • bills-son

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Just when you thought the doom couldn’t get any worse ‘believe any rumour’ Wynsleap comes on in manic depressive mode.

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  • The Arizona Geordie Pizzicato

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #8

    We should sell when the offer is 100M. He’s better than Messi!

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ll show my arse in Woolies if Benny goes to Liverpool!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Managed to find an interesting article from the Liverpool Echo – it’s all about the monster spotted in the Mersey. Link:-
    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/mystery-mersey-monster-baffles-marine-3375734

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  • JAMSHA

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #11

    liverfool yes u can hav arfa an giv us surez

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Just went to the toilet and missed a piece on Cisse on Look North , anybody ..

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Deadline Day ?@DeadlineDay
    RT “@BabettevHaaren: Big statement from Siem de Jong tonight. He is not leaving Ajax this summer.”

    Liverpool looks to be losing out on Eriksen to Milan.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Mr Tuff,
    Respect lol.

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  • toon kk

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #15

    If we sell HBA it would just prove what a joke MA is, mind it wouldn’t surprise me. As long as money is there he’ll take it for getting he’s the most gifted player we have.

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  • toonicle

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #16

    10M? Ridiculous. We should be looking for at least 20M to start.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Please lets not jump on a band waggon unless he is sold.

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #18

    More good news Sazzer

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Mister Tuff,
    Ringo Starr swimming! my ribs are hurting, friggin brilliant!!!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #20

    jail -saw the piece on Look North -was about usury and it was same pitch as was posted on here the other day by -what’s his name tino asprilla or similar. Couple of Muslim supporters saying they would not go to the match/buy tickets/shirts – basically a boycott.

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  • EastEndMagpie

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #21

    would love to know how the french know about a liverpool – newcastle “transfer” before anyone in england…. really cannot seeing this happening at all, mainly because for the money we will ask, they could get errikson…. i think we are actually going to still have all of our players, including cisse, at the end of the transfer window… ashley simply does not have to sell unless its silly money, simple as….. also think were gonna end up with bent and gomis, and hopefully scott sinclair, i’d be happy with that but would much prefer remy, i think we will push on big time next season, i really do, we where written off before the season started when we finished 5th, our squad is a lot strong than at that time, and stronger than everyone seems to think, plus this season everyone will be looking at us as a potential easy point or 3, last year we where a team to really try and beat…. think we’ll prove a lot of critics wrong. if we got remy, gomis, sinclair and kouyate this window i’d be really chuffed. also big season ahead for vuckic if he stays fit, the lad could be a real top player.

    on another note, think maybe mourinho’s comments the other day about being a first team player every game if you want to play in the world cup might have got into any of our players ears? hope so…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #22

    And for my tuppencance worth I’d be more than happy if it was 20M, the money was immediately reinvested or Mashley got Pards to say we’re 20M cheaper to buy
    now.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Jesus we still havent signed anybody….

    this is a Joke…. seriously…I mean Gomis..of all striker options….dear lord….

    We havent even looked for…

    Winger(s)
    CBs
    quality CM other than Cabaye….

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Just checked out L’Equipe – they are stating the Benny story is from their sources. Therefore re-cycled rubbish.
    What was interesting though was a bit about Gomis. He is not playing in Lyons’ friendly tomorrow as he has been sidelined due to impending departure -they suggest OM.
    (might be us though).

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #25

    I can’t see us do business with Liverpool for very long time. Unless there is loophole that will f the other club over.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #26

    EastEndMagpie

    would be an okay window … i agree dont see it happening with this tempo…

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  • EastEndMagpie

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #27

    gomis isnt even a bad player? have you even ever watched him play? bet half of the people slating him just dont like his stats on fifa….. ok not my personal top choice but hes a decent player….

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Gorgon,
    Dobar Vicee,
    Carcuse moi Toon brate

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  • toon kk

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #29

    The down side of selling any of our players now is they’ve all lost alot of there value after last season. Silly time to sell any of our best, we should be adding to them.

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  • EastEndMagpie

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #30

    gorgonzola

    have faith mate, trust me i am as frustrated as any fan about lack of movement, but tbh, its because we only really need 2-3 players man….

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail for Ashley

    Dobra vecer brate evo nista kurac…

    :-/

    just no news 🙁

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  • Sazzer

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Siem de Jong ?@siemdejong
    Ik heb besloten om me volledig op Ajax te focussen. Een transfer is niet aan de orde..

    De Jong told Ajax.NL, “I have decided to focus completely on Ajax,”

    “I have a good feeling about the whole preparation, the group, and the staff, i am talking to myself. I do not see why i should leave”

    “I want to send a signal, a transfer is not an issue for me, it does not play. It would be nice if this group stays together. I yesterday told the coach they can count on me.”

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #33

    Sinclair would be perfect solution ….in need of a fast winger badly…

    and if i see this year players like Marveaux and Anita bench-warming i would have enough….

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  • banjax

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #34

    A Liverpool with £40 to £50m in their pocket from the Suarez sale just might see a £25M bid for BA. Saying that Liverpool are up to their necks in debt, the latest figure mooted being £180m – ouch that payback must be a bitch. For all our moans at least the Toon is back to solvency with a few quid in the bank. Sad to say Liverpool aren’t the force they used to be and their debts are catching up to them and at some stage they will have to pay that money back with interest and with no Suarez and an ageing Titan in the form of Gerard with his best years behind him, Liverpool supporters have less and less to shout about. Still if the scousers want to stump up £25mil for BA then go for it – there are some good replacements about for that kind of money.

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  • stan anderson

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Come on Ben Arfa is not worth 10 million,he is never fit.If he was gone just how much would we miss him.

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  • EastEndMagpie

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #36

    gorganzola

    also the gomis comment isnt aimed directly at you mate, i may not comment much but read thee blog daily and see constant slating of him, his record isnt the best but its definately not the worst, he’s no shola ameobi….. he’s a oppurtunist finisher and he has a decent bit of skill, good movement, probably lacking a bit of pace now but hes powerful and good with both feet. and they want rid of him because hes about to go into his final year, not because he is a bad player

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  • Blofal

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Lets sell Cabaye and Ben Arfa for over 50 million and bring in Shaquiri and Reus!!

    Oh I forgot the best players wont come here because “thank god we’re not playing in Europe” this year.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #38

    EastEndMagpie

    hey mate possibly, but trying to get anything close to Ameobi, I would want to slit my wrists…

    I think the striker like Gomis to me is not a cisse replacement, but an Ameobi one if you know what I mean….

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  • EastEndMagpie

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #39

    if i woke up tommorow to a quad signing of kayoute, sinclair, gomis and remy i think i would actually sh!t myself….

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  • bills-son

    Jul 19, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Sky Sports: Newcastle agree £15M deal for Hatem Ben Arfa. £14M cash + Suarez.

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