There’s news in the local papers today Newcastle will be lucky to get Saido Berahino to the club with West Brom Chairman Jeremy Peace seeming to make it abundantly clear to anybody who will listen to him – that he will not be selling his 22 year-old striker this month.
But the Shields Gazette are reporting that Newcastle will make one last ditch effort over the next 24 hours to try to get a deal done – but Newcastle have to be very careful with the transfer window closing on Monday and we must get a top striker in by then.
Saido Berahino – last effort by Newcastle
While Berahino seems to remain Newcastle’s main striker target we would be very happy to get Loic Remy in on loan, but it’s always difficult to judge how difficult that will be – and whether the Frenchman really wants to come back to Newcastle – as has been reported.
The other potential problem is whether Chelsea will let him leave.
Corinthians striker Pato should be making a loan move to the London club official – maybe today – but Chelsea would like to move out on-loan Monaco striker Radamel Falcao who has started just one Premier League game for Chelsea this season – rather than Frenchman Remy.
Falcao has made 11 total appearances for Chelsea this season, but most of those of those have come from the subs bench and he’s been injured since October and has had another recent setback in his recovery.
His loan spell has hardly been a success at Chelsea and it follows his unsuccessful loan stint at Manchester United last season.
If Falcao does leave Chelsea in January, then we assume Loic Remy would not be available to join Newcastle.