Crystal Palace Reported In Big Move For Charlie Austin


The news coming in from various sources in London tonight is that Crystal Palace, having all but wrapped up a £13M deal for former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye from PSG, are now moving fast to try to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin, who is Newcastle’s main target this summer.

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Charlie Austin – Palace make move for striker

There are a host of clubs who have been after Charlie – who only just returned back from his honeymoon last weekend and things are expected to heat up for his signature this week.

Clubs interested in the striker include Newcastle, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Tottenham, West Brom, West Ham and Leicester City.

Leicester are the only club to have bid for Charlie so far, and their £12M bid was immediately turned down by QPR Director of Football (Sir) Les Ferdinand – who wants (and will get) £15M for Charlie.

We would expect Palace to bid very close to the £15M being asked for,  and if  the bid’s accepted they will get the first shot at trying to close a deal with Charlie and his representatives.

There was news in the Mirror yesterday that Charlie is holding out for a bid from Newcastle, but whether there’s any truth in that – we don’t know.

Crystal Palace’s odds on them signing Austin have been dramatically cut to 3/1 on SkyBet with Newcastle still favorites at evens.

Bournemouth are third favorites at 6/1,  but the south cost club are distancing themselves from being able to buy a £15M striker with the finances they have at the moment.

Alan Pardew’s new club is certainly ambitious in this window, and they seem to have plenty of money to spend – which is one reason Alan left Newcastle for the London club in early January.

Where’s Newcastle’s bid for Austin?

Comments welcome.



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89 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Imho most people have stoped caring.

    It will be the same old shite till the fat man is gone.

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  • NOVA2967

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #2

    ———-Austin
    Bolasie—————Zaha
    ————Cabeye
    —–Jednick———Mccarthur

    Decent little team that… Dann shoring up the backline and Austin with infinite supply from the wings and CM.

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Stay darn sarf for me, overrated lump, sooner money spent elsewhere, flash in the pan plus unfit I reckon..

    Sooner have some Bellamy type pace up front…

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Lucky Pards in having a ambitous chairman that likes to spend the cash when needed. 15m for Cabaye and now 15m for Austin shows real intent. They keep this going they will have a formidable team.

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  • NOVA2967

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Cant even try and name a NUFC team right now… Just all number 10’s and no deep lying passer

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Please take him pards…..he’ll work wonders for you on the Right Wing

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Nova- you forget pardew is manager, they will be awful to watch, unless you like teams who give up possession and generally defend and hope to hit teams on the counter. Awful manager and football philosophy.

    Total Fraud.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Our Toon

    Shouldn’t that be left wing?

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope Palace keep spending like this, I bet 50 quid on pards getting the sack or palace getting relegated this season coming….got odds of 65/1, the money he spends and if as he always does and goes in an epic losing streak the palace owner will get rid of him especially after the money he’s spent…..This isn’t Ashley he won’t accept record breaking losing runs

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Our Toon

    Scrap that –

    Shouldn’t that be left back?

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Lindisfarne

    I can never quite get it right can I buddy? Hey he might surprise us all and have him occupy Santon’s best position of Defensive Midfielder

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 8, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Alan Pardew the Footballing Experimental Scientist / Window Cleaner

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Our Toon, fair play if you have backed the courage of your convictions. I can see Pardew annoying blokes but there was little wrong that most observers cud see with Palace once he took over and barely known strikers started scoring and their wingers murdered teams. If Steve has us doing that for the first ten games I guess we’ll all think he’s good and rightly so. If Austin goes there i will be surprised but Palace are clearly punching well above their weight in both the league and the transfer market, if they get a talent like Cabaye. I really hope not, and is Austin goes to Pardew I wont be happy . santon a defensive midfielder – that may have been due to injuries. Bet he cudnt play left back or right back and was an uninspired choice by our genius scout Carr.

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Take note at the ambition Palace are showing ,Ashley, you fat greedy twat.

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  • LewSpi v2.0

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Another sloowwwww day. I’m all for being patient but they’re beginning to take the biscuit here mind.

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  • Blofal

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #16

    We are supposed to be able to “punch above our weight” financially now according to Ashley.

    So why is it that Crystal Palace seems to have just as much money, (possibly even more) than us?

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #17

    it was said on here that wijnaldium sought some assurances over his role and dejong does any1 know if this is right and what those assurances were

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  • Blofal

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Beermonkey

    From what I’ve read he wanted assurances that he wouldn’t be competing with Siem De Jong for a place in the first team because Siem plays in the same position.

    He was told that both him and Siem would be playing in the same team.

    That gives us a bit of an idea of how McClaren will setup. 2 attacking midfielders behind a striker by the looks.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #19

    I do believe we are beginning to move now and think we will get some quality, soon. For some reason Charnley to me looks like a geeza who can get a deal done , but probably badly hamstrung by Ashley in terms of budget, or is on commission to get players at discounts. At least Jo Kinnear isnt around, or knackers like Charva. Jesus, I have defended Pardew against outright criticism ( and yes he deserved lots of criticism, the smug sod ) but my God, there was no defending Charva, You’d miss his pronouncements though 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #20

    blofal

    cheers
    I know wijnaldium can play on the wing as well
    we could also push deong into the no9 role as he has played there before

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  • Our Toon

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Munster

    Nope we didn’t have injuries etc, it was chelsea away and pards thought he’d outclass mourinho with the inspired decision to play Santon as DM.

    The bet I put on was last season after palace beat citeh at home….anyway enough of the inept one….HTF

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  • Bri

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #22

    We have the money but fatty doesn’t want to spend it.
    Will we actually get these players over the line?, i for one won’t hold my breath knowing the way he works.

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  • Thump

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Austin, Mitrovic, Wijnalkjdsfsdfum would be fantastic.

    On a side note, how do you even pronounce his fscking name?! Wiy-nal-dum?

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  • John Tudor

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #24

    roll up roll up
    all aboard the big CON bus
    roll up suckas

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Our Toon, in fairness I didnt know that – unlike me as an NUFC nut. Mind u, what anyone saw in Santon was beyond me. He looked good on the ball, nice balance, decent shprt passer, good control . But that was it. Rank defender. Hated tackling. Didnt get close enough to wingers. Terrible spatial awreness. Poor in the air.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 8, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #26

    If we get as few as three decent players we might be quite tidy next season. If we get 4 or 5 and get the defence working ( I think there is still ability left in Colo with a leader beside him ) , we could chase the top 7.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 9, 2015 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #27

    Munster

    Agree on Santon. When we played the mackems, Johnson took him to the cleaners.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 9, 2015 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Munster

    Are you in Munster in Germany?

    Do you know the town of Legden?

    I have to be there in September. Where is the nearest international airport?

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 9, 2015 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #29

    No Expat, I am in Limerick – home of Munster rugby. Come on Munster !!! 🙂

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 9, 2015 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Imagine 4231 or 433 formation.

    DM – Tioti/calback/anita/abeid
    RW – Wijnaldum/cabella/perez (no space for obertan)
    AMC – wijnaldum/de jong/cabella (not sure if Marveaux is coming back
    LW – cabella/aarons/perez
    ST – Mitrovic/cisse/Riviere/perez/arma

    I like the looks of this team

    Janmaat – colo – dummet – haidara
    Colback
    Cabella – wijnaldum – de jong – aarons
    Mitrovic

    Only weakness would be colo. One more defender needed

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  • expatmag

    Jul 9, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #31

    Shadow Shearer

    There is only one problem there.

    We havent signed Wijnaldum or Mitrovic yet and until I see confirmation of them standing in SJP holding up NUFC tops with their names on the back, I wont be convinced.

    I have no faith in our board to get quality players over that imaginary line and fully expect these lads to sign for the likes of Everton and Roma whilst we settle for 3rd class non entities, if at all.

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  • Sydney Toon

    Jul 9, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #32

    Expat – On Santon, he was Pardewed and Carver didnt want a bar of him. Watched him play for Inter late last season and looked free and was enjoying his football again, such a shame because he had the makings of a fine acquisition.

    So if we put all the media reports together, it appears we have a pretty clear shortlist of players right now:

    Wijnnaldum
    Mitrovic
    Austin
    Thauvin
    Matip

    So I foresee that De Jong, with his injuries recently is likely to move back to CM, therefore allowing Wijnnaldum to move to the 10 role. Sissoko likely to be on the right and Thauvin on the left. I think Austin will stay in London and is holding out for the best financial deal for himself. Therefore we have moved for Mitrovic.

    In terms of players heading out, this will be determined by MaClaren and his staff over the pre-season tour. I foresee Obertan, Ferguson and Gouffran heading out the door. I have a gut feeling that Marveaux will impress and will earn a squad place.

    So if we put the team together (4231)
    Krul
    Janmaat
    Matip
    Coloccini
    Haidara

    Tiote
    De Jong

    Thauvin
    Wijnnaldum
    Sissoko

    Mitrovic

    Subs: Darlow, Taylor, Anita, Colback, Cabella, Ayoze, Aarons

    Squad: Woodman, Lascalles, Dummett, Satka, Armstrong, Kemen, Ameobi, Marveaux, Vuckic, Heardman, Roberts

    So looking at our squad, we have 2 issues, no cover for Janmaat and where does Cisse end up??

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  • expatmag

    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Sydney

    From your list of 5

    Wijnaldum…….Everton bound
    Thauvin…….already stated he is staying at Marseiile
    Austin…..doesnt want to move to us
    Mitrovic….Roma bound
    Matip…new manager at Schalke wants him to stay.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #34

    Sydney,

    Looks good, but what about Abeid?

    You also have 3 over-21 spots on the roster not filled, and Elliott, Good, and Bigirimani need to be put on the roster or shipped out. I’d probably keep Abeid (who I think is ok in a squad role) and Elliott (for insurance and home grown player purposes). Use the last spot on a fullback who is less likely to break than Haidara. I wouldn’t hate keeping Cisse but if it is at the expense of Ameobi or Vuckic’s roster spot (which it probably would be) then I think we are going to have some real problems with the home grown player rule.

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:17 AM

    Comment #35

    Expat

    Wijnnaldum…transfer betting suspended
    Austin…even odds going to Newcastle

    Always be skeptical but never underestimate the knowledge of the bookies.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #36

    Born

    Past experiences with this mob in charge usually leads to disappointment. Anyone decent signed would be a huge bonus.

    SYDNEY

    you forgot about Riviere.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #37

    TUFF

    If you are still up mate, looks like the ogres are coming to get you…. ..lol

    Be scared. Be VERY scared.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #38

    expat – who are the ogres.

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  • expatmag

    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #39

    Your pardew loving pals

    They have your card marked mate

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  • Bornandraised

    Jul 9, 2015 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #40

    Expat

    Agreed, this level of signings should have been done last summer. It does seem that they have done everything to sign Austin, and if he doesn’t come, it will be because of something personal on his end. If they are going after Mitrovic as a plan B, that is great but it will be a tough fight and they will probably have to pay more than they would have for Austin.

    Optimistic expectation – Austin/Mitrovic, Wijnaldum, and Matip or other quality young centre back

    Really optimistic – That plus a proven leftback that doesn’t break (Erik Pieters makes a lot of sense) and a quality winger who doesn’t run around like a headless chicken.

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