With just over 16 hours left in the transfer window, things do not look too good for getting new players into Newcastle.
We were hoping that Achraf Lazaar and Jack Colback could be moved out today.
But it looks like Jack’s loan move to Wolves which looked like it could happen yesterday broke down last night and Jack is now in limbo and Newcastle may have to keep paying his £70K/week wages.
We are hoping that Lazaar’s loan move to Benevento will go through today.
A swap deal between Tim Krul and PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet was talked about a couple of days ago but nothing since then.
Newcastle still have Tim, Sadio Haidara and Henri Saivet to move out but nothing seems to be happening with them.
Kenedy – could now stay at Chelsea
If Tim is still a Newcastle player tomorrow he will be the third goalkeeper to fight it out for a first team place this season.
We have been linked with Independiente left-back Nicolas Tagliafico so it’s possible that deal could go through.
But with only 16 hours left in the window, these deals seem fairly weak in that they are not too far along.
And now there’s news in GOAL that Antonio Conte wants to keep Kenedy at Chelsea for the season, even though an agreement has been in place with Newcastle for a season-long loan deal for a few weeks now.
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But one provision was that Chelsea could sign some new players and that hasn’t happened.
So the reality – if you forget the hype for a moment – is not good for Newcastle to bring in new players in the next 16 hours.