Latest On Potential Tiote Transfer – Fee Increased


There’s been a few updates on the potential Cheick Tiote transfer tonight, with the news that Newcastle have already turned down what was called a derisory bid from Moscow Lokomotiv for the defensive midfielder some time ago, and their offer is thought to be only a little more than the £3.5M we paid FC Twente for Cheick four years ago, and of course he is a much better players now with 119 games for Newcastle United under his belt.

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Cheick Tiote – in action last season

So the reports earlier today that Newcastle had agreed a fee with the Moscow club for Tiote seem to be false.

QPR want Lokomtiv’s Lassana Diarra and the player wants to leave Russia and has already played for Harry Redknapp in 2008 when they were both at Portsmouth.

But we don’t think Diarra leaving the Moscow club will have much bearing on Tiote leaving Newcastle for a couple of reasons – one is that Moscow are very unlikely to  pay the necessary fee Newcastle want for their midfielder, and we don’t think Cheick would want to go to Moscow in any case.

Arsenal still want Tiote as a (much) cheaper option then either Real Madrid’s Sami Kahidra or Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho, with news earlier today they had a £20M bid for the Lisbon midfielder turned down,

And the news yesterday was that the London club made an £8M bid for Tiote, and it’s supposed to be a take it or leave it offer – so we hope Newcastle will leave it.

Even though Jack Colback has come into central midfield and played great so far for his home town club, you don’t build a good team by buying a good player and then letting one go.

And whenever Tiote’s position has been under threat at Newcastle, he has always produced his very best form, and it could be that if Cheick stays on Tyneside the same thing could happen this season and a Tiote – Colback central midfield wouldn’t be too bad at all.

And if Newcastle do turn down the £8M bid from Arsenal, they could even be seen as being ambitious – whoops – hope that didn’t shock you too much.

The club could be seen as wanting to keep their best players from now on, having already lost Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy this year.

We hope that’s true, and we’d like to see Cheick Tiote still be a Newcastle player on September 2nd.

And a further update in the Mirror that Newcastle now want £14M for Tiote – and we don’t think either Moscow Lokomotiv or Arsenal will pay that.

What do you think?

Note: Paul Lawson is a NUFC season ticket holder living in Birmingham, and wonders if there are any other season ticket holders in the area, so they can share the car expenses to Newcastle – you can contact Paul at 07969296054.

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77 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Nani joins Sporting Lisbon and man utd paying all his wages whilst he’s on loan this season.

    Fer joins QPR good signing that

    Swansea sign Fredrico fernandez for £8m good signing.

    Rojos joins man utd….We meanwhile persist with willo and Colo…WE NEED A CB

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  • Bambams

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Money talks with Ashley…….

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  • Thump

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Slow news Ed?

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #4

    havent read the comments so am not entirely sure if this has been covered or not but it looks like tiote is definitely off graeme bailey from Sky has said that we are ready to sell and he is the no.1 source for our transfers. he has also suggested that he will be replaced. Would people take a tiote grenier swap essentially? I think i would colback and grenier would be a good base with sdj sissoko and cabella in front. Just need lacazette/remy and it would be a great window a tiote grenier swap would make it good.

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  • TikiTakaAcca

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #5

    I would bite a team’s hand off and take something like 4M & get our money back.

    He’s a liability now.
    Can’t long pass, slows down our play, makes mistakes all the time, lost his tackling ability, slower.

    Honestly, don’t see why people rate him.
    Think you need to look past his goal against Arsenal.

    He costs us so many goals it’s unreal, trying to be Ben Arfa in our own box.

    Sell.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #6

    I’v been waiting for a departure, it looks as if it’s going to be Tiote.

    I agree with your comments also Ed in that you do not build a good team by signing a good player and then letting one go.

    Can someone explain this to Mike Ashley.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #7

    If Tiote leaves :

    ———————Colback————————

    —-HBA—-Sissoko—–Grenier—-Cabella—-

    ——————-New Striker———————

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  • Belfast

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Be sad if he goes.

    Should have kept the armband last season in my opinion.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #9

    be a shame to lose him

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  • Belfast

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #10

    Can’t see him being replaced to be honest. Probably more to do with trimming the wage bill, than freeing up a space for another player.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast

    I agree there he should have kept the armband I here colo is good in the dressing room but I want to see a Nolan type captain on the pitch some1 taking control dejong might be that man but I don’t know

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Belfast

    he wont be replaced we have colback anita sissoko and maybe bigi will get some time if tiote goes

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  • Belfast

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #13

    I’d put money on the Fulham manager being the next manager to get the sack.

    Be surprised if he lasts until the weekend.

    Sauces telling me this.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Aye me neither. That bloke from sky thinks we will buy a replacement. I’d rather sort out the defence, or striker

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Beer

    Problem is none of the players you mentioned do what Tiote does and not even on his level

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #16

    belfast the bloke from sky is pretty much 100% when it comes to us!

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  • Belfast

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Yeah I know he is mate.

    Sky seem to be our new best buddies these days.

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  • RonVanDam

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #18

    Theres no point of selling Tiote and ruin a successful transfer window. Colback cant play all the games. We need to rotate both plays to avoid injury and fatigue.

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #19

    our toon

    funnily enough i thought all those were awful signings for the money paid! sporting in particular have played an absolute blinder.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #20

    Anyone be surprised if we do sell on of our stars? Fatty sees wedge and gets all moist

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  • RonVanDam

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #21

    One way this sale could make sense is if Colo moves in as a CDM and Yanga shifts into the CB role whos pairing with Willo is better then our captains.

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  • Graeme

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Just saw this article and thought it was rather special –

    THE FUNERAL of one of the devoted Newcastle United fans who died on the doomed Flight MH17 will be held tomorrow (Thursday, August 21).

    The family of Liam Sweeney have said all are welcome to his funeral service at St Mary’s Cathedral, in Newcastle, at 10am. This will be followed by a private burial for friends and family only.

    The 28-year-old of Killingworth, Newcastle, died along with John Alder, 63, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over war-torn Ukraine, as they travelled to see their beloved Magpies play in New Zealand.

    As final preparations are made for the funeral, Prince Charles has written a personal letter to the family.

    The letter addressed to father Barry Sweeney, 52, reads: “Although I’m afraid this is rather belated, my wife and I just wanted you to know how very much our hearts go out to you following the truly unimaginable tragedy of the loss of your son, Liam, on board flight MH17.

    “You can have no idea how deeply we feel for you and your family over the unbearable anguish you are having to endure.”

    It continues: “I fear that under such appalling and shocking circumstances mere words are hopelessly and utterly inadequate.

    “So although we realise only too well that it will be of no comfort whatsoever, all we can do is to hold you in our most special thoughts and prayers at such an agonising time.”

    Mr Sweeney, full-time carer to wife Lesley, 53, said: “It’s such a nice touch. I can’t believe this has gone right to the top.

    “We are making a memory box for Liam and the letter will be put in there.”

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  • Taking the Papiss

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #23

    i genuinely think it will be grenier he previously said he turned us down – i think it is partly bargaining. if we can get him and lacazette at same time as offloading HBA i think we will have a very strong first 11. and then jonas will be cleared off the wage bill at end of season and we can get a proper winger in.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #24

    RVD

    Ashley’s not arsed mate

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Not bothered with this one, don’t get me wrong he’s a very good player but he gives the ball away a lot, gives a way needless bookings and he gets injured a lot.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #26

    ourtoon

    not many players do what he does
    I think we will be a weaker team if he goes but, at his age and contract length we all knew he would be going I thought it would be next summer tbh

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #27

    That’s more like it

    Newcastle have placed a £14million price tag on midfielder Cheick Tiote after rejecting a bid from Lokomotiv Moscow.

    The Russians want Tiote to replace Lassana Diarra who is a target for Queens Park Rangers.

    Tiote is understood to be interested in a move from St James’ Park but, so far Lokomotiv have only offered £4m and Newcastle hope they will be put off by the valuation.

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #28
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #29

    Grenier in for Tiote would be a good deal. I would be happy with that.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #30

    We should be aiming for 60 points every season. Tiote can leave for £12m. We already have enough defensive midfielders. Grenier, Alderweireld and Benteke are must buys.

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  • nufc 11

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #31

    We gave nearly 7millon for anita who isnt fit to tie tiotes laces if we sell him for me grenier would have to be the replacement.

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  • beermonkey

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #32

    average

    what value would you put on him

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  • musomag

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Time to cash that Cheick…..somebody had to say it

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  • the truth will out

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #34

    box of tudor crisps and a crate of makesons

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  • lesh

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Belfast

    Your inside about the Fulham manager’s sacking.

    Eenteresting.

    As are your sauces who are passing the information on to you.

    Which knew are they? HP, Heinz or the best of them all, Hammonds Luknow? Now that was a sauce, soo spicy and made in Low Fell too! Alas, more. =(

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #37

    33musomag

    That joke was about as funny as Average_Contents.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Our Toon

    Don’t mention swans you will only get told off.

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  • JamesToon

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Feel so sorry for Fulham fans like, such an established premier league club rapidly falling. One of the nicest grounds Craven Cottage is, I hope a manager can turn it around for them, maybe Pulis?

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  • Belfast

    Aug 20, 2014 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #40

    This sauce is my mate sweet chill. Always gives me good info, usually the spicy bits of info.

    Nah just a wild guess really.
    They’ve lost the first 3 games, two of them being at home.

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