Newcastle Target Will Reject Move To Tyneside


There’s news in le10sport.com in France today that if Newcastle approach Saint. Etienne for their 19 year-old young center-back Kurt Zouma, the player himself will reject the move.

kurt zouma

Kurt Zouma – top young French defender

That’s because  there are bigger clubs than Newcastle after him, and those clubs include Chelsea and Inter Milan, and both can offer the youngster Champions League football every season, and that’s something Newcastle cannot do for the foreseeable future.

That’s a fact – unfortunately.

Newcastle were interested in the top young French defender last summer, and if we had moved quickly at that time, there was probably a decent chance we could have signed the lad.

But with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho  said to be very keen on the youngster, this report in France should not be too big a surprise to Geordie fans.

Until Newcastle are in the top four in the Premier League most seasons, or make that a top goal for the club, the very best players will not come to Tyneside – because they want Champions League football, and you cannot blame them for  that.

And the news in le10sport.com is that Saint Etienne have already received bids from both Inter-Milan and AS Monaco in the region of £10M for their top youngster.

Chelsea are aggressively pursuing the player, and look to be the club best positioned to get the Frenchman, as Kurt has already said he’d love to join the London club, and a deal could even be completed by the end of the week.

The only thing Newcastle could offer Kurt would be a much better chance of playing first team football than at Chelsea (or Inter), but it seems he is not too worried about being on the bench at Chelsea.

What do you think?

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146 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Ok. No point even trying. Next!

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Problem is he would go to Chelsea and most likely rot on the bench or go back out on loan silly move by him !!

    Plenty of good young centre backs in the Championship that would be worth a shout surely ?

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  • G

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #3

    I never thought we were really in for him anyway. Will be a future star, no doubt. If we were ever in for him, we were in for him in the same way that we were in for Wayne Rooney from Everton. Publicity more than anything concrete.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Low fell
    6-0 down how the hell can they justify charging £50 quid to go and watch the second leg, shameful stuff really

    Wonder how much sh*t Fat Sam will be in if Andy Carroll gets injured tonight?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Low fell
    Correction 7-0!
    Negredo 3 minutes in so so simple!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Oh dear. A little over 2 and a half mins and citeh scored. Negredo. Long night ahead for whu

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Tads

    i am watching on my phone so your updates will be quicker. I have to exit sky go to post 😀

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #8

    inter milan’s manager doesn’t use young players. should read up on him, he’s a phoney and a crackpot

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Markaccus
    Lol I’m watching at home, sky phoned and said for an extra £5 a month I could sign up to the hammers package where they come round and fit a telly on the ceiling so you don’t miss any of the action!

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  • Toonfan8

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Inter Milan dont offer champions league football every year, this year they arent there, and they wont be next year as simply Juventus, Napol, Roma, Fiorentina are better this year…and there is only 3 places for Italian teams….

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #11

    If Chelsea don’t go in for him I think we stand a chance even without CL. Maybe we could offer him the EL? Who knows but he could use us as a stepping stone and then we sell him on a huge profit, I would be happy with that, for this player, seeing we aren’t his fancy atm.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #12

    *stepping stone to a EPL club that can offer him CL footie I meant to say.

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  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Pardew..Please play this team for once this season and see what happens
    Krul
    Debuchy Willo Mbiwa Santon
    Tiote
    Anita Cabs
    HBA Marveaux
    Remy

    Give it a chance atleast..I’m soooooooo itching to see them play together….

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Tads

    lmfao. Are you suggesting a touch of hoofage? Surely not big sam?

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #15

    2-0

    WTF

    I guess hammers have no chance now.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Jesus h teapot. I could have defended better than that on my own! 8-0

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #17

    8-0
    Two of the worst demonstrations of defending ever seen!
    Rat went to slide tackle Aguero and bought down Matty Taylor!!!!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Tads

    i am offended that you even used the word “defending” 😀

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Markaccus
    Just a touch, apparently that’s prit stick in AC’s hair and it’s not actually a beard but the fuzzy half of Velcro which Sham has craftily covered the ball with
    Yet he still balloons it!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m going to defend my right to use the term defending, just won’t ask WHU’s backline to help me!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #21

    HD
    Um yeah they have no chance because city have scored 2, before the game i could really see them turning a 6 goal deficit!

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #22

    TADS

    don’t be so Pessimistic

    Funnier things have happened. Even though this I know is serious 😉

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #23

    ……so ya sayin theres a chaaaaaaance?

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #24

    I think this matches the current record winning margin, but not the highest goal tally. I thjnk bbc had it at 10-2 over 2 legs

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Dont want to speak to soon but I’ve installed an app called clean master and it seems to have got rid of those seriously annoying redirects.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Ahhh lol oi Andy you want tea with that slice!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #27

    Are bookies even taking odds on M City progressing.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #28

    Roma v Juve in Coppa Italia

    if anyone of u think Mancity v WHU is too one sided.

    Come on WHU, lets be having you

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #29

    And some people on here were saying they would rather have Fat Sam over Pardew……

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #30

    Sam has put out a very strong out for this game. A game more dead than Dinosaurs. Yet put youngsters in the FA cup.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #31

    What’s the latest news on our transfer targets

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Must admit fair play to the WHU fans who have turned up to watch this sh*te!
    WHU have put arguably there strongest team out and were 2-0 down after 20 mins in which citeh hadn’t even really started playing, in fact they still haven’t there just having a training exercise!

    Fat Sam should be on a loud speaker at half time apologising to every fan there and offering his resignation!!!
    What was it catchy said about FSA setting his team up to do a job? I’m assuming that job is to get routed week in

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  • p

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #33

    I am not sure many 19 year olds have got a game in the middle of defence at Inter or Chelsea.

    If he had a brain he would be looking for a stepping stone club as people have said.

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #34

    He was not offside there. Guy on the near side was easily playing him on. Got away with more rubbish defending

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Big uptade on transfers tonight on total sport

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #36

    JFA
    Someone tweeted a picture of a poster in a betting shop
    J.Cole to score first
    WHU to win 7-0
    Return-if that happens you can have the keys to shop !

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Tads

    he has set them up to do a relegation job

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail For Ashley

    Is that for us

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #39

    HD
    He’s put a very strong team out a day after saying the fans need to be patient and he won’t rush AC back, if AC aggravates his injury he’ll be facing a major backlash!
    I mean no WHU wants to see a cricket score but surely they all knew this game was a complete write off and would of rather’d that he kept his powder dry for the league??

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 21, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #40

    JFA

    What Time

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