Report – Newcastle Very Close To Mbemba Deal For €10M


The Mail is reporting that Newcastle are very close to the signing of Anderlecht center-back Chancel Mbemba for about £7M, and the player was not in the squad that faced Lazio in Brussels for today’s game.

Sportsmail is reporting that Mbemba himself asked not to be included in the squad, with his transfer to Newcastle said to be very close – and the signs are that he will follow his pal and team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic to Newcastle in the next few days.

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Chancel Mbemba – didn’t want to play today

In fact Aleksandar Mitrovic has been seen within the hour arriving at Newcastle Airport.

The reported fee for Chancel is said to be around €10M – which is around £7M.

And in addition to the Mail report, Atletico Madrid were one of the other clubs interested in signing Mbemba, who has 16 caps for DR Congo, and new today they have signed another center-back.

There is a report in Italy today that  the top Spanish side are about to sign Stefan Savic.

The 24 year-old former Manchester City defender and 32 times capped Montenegro International was left out of the Fiorentina’s pre-season tour at the last minute.

He was withdrawn from the tour 45 minutes before the squad was due to leave, and told a deal had been agreed to sell him to Atletico.

The report was put out by Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport and the fee quoted is £10.5M.

While we know nothing is certain (because of the Loic Remy affair) until the player passes his medical and signs along the bottom line – it does seem that Newcastle have won the race to sign Mbemba.

Having the two Anderlecht players on board at Newcastle will be good – because it will help both of them to settle in quickly on Tyneside.

Oh yes – I almost forgot – they are also two excellent players who will strengthen what were weak links in the team last season.

If we sign Mitrovic for around £12.5M and Mbemba for £7M, and since we have signed Gini Wijnaldum for £14.5M, Newcastle will have brought in three players that cost us £34M so far this summer.

That would be a good start, but we still need at least two more top players brought in – one more center-back and one more striker.

How about Charlie Austin of QPR and Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour?

Comments welcome.



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268 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

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  • woodnufc

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Only seen this lad play 3 or 4 times but from what I’ve seen he looks like a beast! It’s awesome that we’re being seriously linked with CB’s like him!

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  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Atletico Madrid to sign Lily Savage?

    😉

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #4

    Great Info BamBams, first up with the news, quicker than SSNHQ, you the man.. 🙂

    Who’s coming in next?!!!!

    Get yourselves on betfair exchange boys, just had £15 at 25/1 we get top 6, don’t really expect it but massive price considering we seem to be putting the club in order…

    It where we belong…..

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  • lesh

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Now, will he go for another CB or gamble on Collo, Saylor, Dummet, Lascelles?

    I’d guess they’ll stick with Collo with Lascelles being eased in for this season.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    Any hope of a decent season rests on replacing Williamson, Captain Fantastic Colo and Saylor, the rest of the squad isn’t to bad tbh

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #7

    Lesh

    From previous. Thanks for the update. Feel happier now i know Ed is on it 🙂

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Loads more out and loads more in, please.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Getting these two in will be great business by the club. If we can get the likes of Abdennour and Shaqiri as well, then that would be a great window!

    Oh and Byram or Holgate as rb cover.

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  • juan

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Anybody think we’ll still go after Charlie Austin?

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  • JackButler

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #11

    For us to get Austin, someone will have to be sold as there’s no way we will carry five strikers

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  • Noel Worst

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Watched extended highlights of him on Youtube. Looks lazy, if an attacker gets a yard on him when anticipating a cross he just gives up, easily fended off by big strong STs as he hasn’t really got a big frame. Has a decent leap, but at not even 6ft he needs it.

    I know highlights don’t tell the the whole story, just what I gleaned from watching 5 matches. Here’s the best example, in the thick of the action at both ends:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjiPm69VUOY

    I don’t understand selling Mbiwa then buying this guy for more money.

    I’ll just put it down to good, solid defending not making for good highlights. Not as excited by him as some thought.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #13

    got some good players in so far, just need to see obertan and williamson go out,

    im very optimistic about the season ahead

    im in Denmark

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  • Bambams

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Check the toastie

    As soon as I hear anything will put my neck on the line mate

    Enjoy fellas

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  • Belfast

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Dansk maend ud !

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  • Noel Worst

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #16

    *though

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #17

    Repost from last thread

    Does anybody know anything about mbemba, watched a wee bit of him, seemed like a mapou yanga m’bia. Same height, fast, versatile, only real difference is mbemba seems a bit stronger. I think people are only gettin excited over him purely cause we need a defender

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #18

    I think Colo will be gambled on this season, as he looks set to retain the captaincy. If the mbemba signs, and plays well, and we can also bring Lascelles through, then we might be ok (id rather just sign 2 cbs but unlikely now). We will know by January if its going to go wrong, so we can buy/loan another cb then if needed.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #19

    If the mbemba??? Wtf?

    If mbemba*

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 19, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #20

    I cant picture Colo staying and being a bench player, doesn’t seem to fit properly. I think IF, and its a big if, we get 2 CBs in then i think he is the one to leave.

    Saylor and Willo will be happier to be backup i think and then Lascelles will be the work in progress for the future.

    Even if we dont get these players it nice to see people starting to believe it could be possible, rather than recent times when we all knew it would never happen. The blog is a better place with some hope.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Having Colo as captain is like employing a mute as a public speaker. The guy shouldn’t even be wearing the shirt let alone having the privilege of being our captain, if any player needs to shipped out and replaced its that waste of space

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #22

    JD

    It’s also not unusual for Mash to suddenly smash that hope to bits! I am staying cautiously optimistic for now

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #23

    $*$^^@^%%÷£¥$_@/@ING PHONE

    Optomistic

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  • BandB

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Bambams.

    Top job.
    You tipped off more than the blog today.

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  • Belfast

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Markass some important information about this lad from Ed yesterday.

    At most he’s 26 due to turn 27 next month, if indeed he was born on 30 November 1991 – otherwise he’s 20 due to turn 21 next month, or 23 and due to turn 24 in November.

    Hope that helps…

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #26

    JB

    But hasn’t SM already said he is staying?

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  • doofa the loofa

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #27

    MA in

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Belend

    Yeah i saw that 😀

    That first scenario makes no sense though. If he was born 30th november, he cant have his birthday in august!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Jack Butler,
    I honestly can’t see them bringing in two CBs and as much as I’d like to see Collo replaced due to his shite attitude, it would be pointless having him here and on the pay roll. So a partnership with him and this new lad might not be so bad.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #30

    We have a signing that will sweep us off our feet says Lee Ryder. I think that Abdennour and Austin.

    Colo, Willo and Taylor hitting 30 doesnt look promising. Pound for Pound.

    Durmett, Lasceles and Good dont provide good hope.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Youcouldntmakeitup

    This is football and we all know that things can change quickly. If SM has said he’s staying I’d be disappointed tbh as he’s simply not good enough and we need a true leader at the back and Colo has never lived up to that imo

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  • the ledge

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Well if the reports on him from Belgium are true we are geting a young kompany

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #33

    Anybody who thinks we are going to buy two new centre backs, fat boys will have already counted Lascelles as one of them. That’s why we are only after one more!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #34

    JB

    Yep things can and do change quick in football. Still think willo goes before colo,though.

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  • JackButler

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Jail

    Even if he does stay he should be stripped of the captaincy as we need a leader, someone vocal, someone calm and someone to lead by example and Colo fails on all those counts

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Knowing our luck we will sign Bad Kompany

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  • Reyantoon

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #37

    while difficult what might happen behind the scenes in transfer business,it looks like the addition of Mbemba that sway or persuad Anderlecht officials to sell Mitrovic to us.Don’t know Mbemba well but i don’t think he was our primary target.great effort from Nufc to fight it out till the end to land him.Looks like Charnley knows what he’s doing afterall..

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Living in the real world I suppose we can’t complain if we do only bring in one CB but I think it will be madness if they bodge over RB cover again.

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #39

    This guy is oNly 6 ft though, putting him and Colo together wont work. They both need a big tough CB next to them, gods not Willo!

    Abdennour would fit the bill, then release Colo, Saylor and Lascelles backup, Dummett after that, Willo off too.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 19, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #40

    JB,
    Fully 100% agree with that, his attitude and behaviour have been totally unacceptable over the last two years. Williamson deliberately getting sent off, his Everton red was blatant shirking.

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