Newcastle May End Interest In Third Transfer Target

Newcastle have been told that Ruben Loftus-Cheek is not available from Chelsea as Antonio Conte wants to keep the player at Chelsea this season.

And according to Times’ top sports journalist George Caulkin Newcastle were quoted a £20M fee for Tom Cairney and they decided to walk away from that deal.

And news today that Newcastle are not interested in signing Tom Cleverley on a permanent basis this month according to the Shields Gazette.

Tom Cleverley – Newcastle only interested in loan deal

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is interested in selling both Tom Cleverley and James McCarthy this month, and both players seem to have no future under the Dutch manager at Goodison Park.

So maybe that means we would sign James McCarthy this month if the price was right – he’s certainty a better player than Cleverley.

There are some Premier League clubs such as West Brom, Burnley, and Watford interested in buying Cleverley, so a permanent deal could still be done this month – but it will not be with Newcastle – who only want him on loan.

But we must bring in an accomplished central midfielder this month in case we lose Jonjo Shelvey to injury or suspension, because we have not coped well without him for the last four games – winning only one game and that was with the help of a 10 man Nottingham Forest.

Bringing in a decent and experienced central midfielder could be Newcastle’s highest priority in this transfer window.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jan 10, 2017 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Is there anybody left out there to sign ?

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 10, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Big foot….

  • Mitro's on Fire

    Jan 10, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Lee Cattermole

  • nufc786

    Jan 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Mehdi Abeid?

  • nufc786

    Jan 10, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #5

    actually he is at afcon…


    Jan 10, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Cairney is good player but unproven at a higher level,so 20m is huge gamble when the money could be invested in a possibly better,proven player in the summer…granted we get promotion… Not really sold on cleverley….i think he could be a replacement for tiote if he leaves which wouldn’t be to bad to keep the numbers up in the squad,i spose.

  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #7

    I wonder what fees’d be quoted for Hogan and,Cairney if say Birmingham were in for them? I’d wager they’d be nothing like as much as we’re being quoted.

    But, that’s life and it shows a downside to being relatively better off than probably all clubs in the Championship and some in the Prem.

  • Mag52

    Jan 10, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #8

    If it’s a question of paying a bit over the odds for the extra quality we need in the team to get us promoted it’s got to be worth it surely.
    I trust Rafa not to do anything barmy, like the Levy purchase of Sissoko, but to get who he needs in this window he’s going to have to lay out more than he might have liked.
    However, imo without an improvement in the squad, we’ll struggle to get promotion, and if we miss out……..what then for Rafa ?

  • Bobbybee

    Jan 10, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #9

    We get the same crap every window. If a player is available, we get connected to them. Agents desperate to move players on, regardless of how happy they are at a club, so they get their grubby paws full of money. They’re just glorified pimps, getting money on the back of someone else’s work.
    I never have rated Cleverley and would be disappointed if we got him. The Fulham lad’s a canny player, but twenty million canny? If we’re willing to flash that amount of money on a Championship player make Brighton an offer they can’t refuse for Knockeart. He could definitely step up and did so for Leicester.
    I can’t see Rafa wasting money, I think if he can’t get who he wants he’ll make do. I’m sure though, he’s got something lined up along the way and probably nobody we’ve been connected with yet. It’s just a case of trusting him to do the right thing and we all want the same thing after all. For once we’ve got money to spend and a manager who knows what he’s doing – a novel experience for Newcastle. 🙂 Small mercies, but at least Brighton aren’t getting Loftus-cheek, which could have been a disaster. I think I would’ve kept Roberts whilst Atsu is in Africa, but I don’t get to choose. I trust Rafa to do whatever needs to be done.

  • stripes1009

    Jan 10, 2017 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #10

    I think you are ‘spot-on’ bobbybee with your assumption. You don’t show your cards to all and sundry so you can get pipped at the post.
    My guess is, there’s a lot of ‘haggling/negotiating’ going on which the press don’t know about and that’s the way we should do our business.
    Rafa is the best thing that has happened to our club for a number of years. Most of all, ‘He’s a Winner and our Manager’.


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