Newcastle Reported In Race To Sign David Luiz Next Month

The Evening Standard are reporting that Newcastle want to sign Chelsea defender David Luiz next month on loan.

There had been reports about this earlier but we didn’t believe them, but now it seems Newcastle are indeed in the race to sign Luiz next month – but only on loan.

Newcastle don’t have the money to sign Luiz permanently after he cost £34M to return to the Blues last year.

But he is a player who seems to have fallen out with manager Antonio Conte and Arsenal are thought to be weighing up a £30M offer for him.

David Luiz – fallen out with manager Antonio Conte

Some big clubs would like to sign him outright in January, and even Real Madrid and Juventus are said to be interested, so it seems very difficult for Newcastle to get this player to Tyneside next month.

Luiz needs to play regularly to nail down his place in the Brazil squad for the World Cup in Russia next summer, and he will be guaranteed a starting place at Newcastle.

The news is that Rafa is trying to use his influence at Chelsea and with the player himself to get the 56 times capped Brazilian International to Newcastle this summer.

Benitez was the Chelsea manager back in 2013 when he managed Chelsea to the Europa League Trophy and is said to know Luiz well.

The Evening Standard reports that Benitez and Luiz were seen talking to each other for several minutes following  Newcastle’s 3-1 loss at Chelsea.

Luiz has a knee injury at the moment but hopes to be fit for early next month, and the question is whether Conte will let the player leave on loan next month.

It would be a surprise if he lets him leave and potentially leaves Chelsea short at center-back in case of injuries.

It would also be a coup if Newcastle can get him – but it has to be very doubtful.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

295 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #1


    Charnley is very well liked within the club

    it’s very possibly he has been working under very strict budget restraints which were put in place by Ashley and offered him no room for maneuver or negociacion

  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #2

    He is on £120K per week
    30 years old
    Still has 18 months contract at Chelsea
    The only reason he would come to us
    for playing time pre WC 2018

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Guy’s here’s a question for yous…

    Where is the 120+ million free interest loan?

    As in which account holdings, Ashley or Newcastle business bank account?

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #4


    Yeah true, but again we need to see what happens in January (if the club isn’t sold) to see what happens.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Sorry…sold by then

  • YoungMag :P

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #6


    I completely agree with you mate.

    There’s just been a few clowns on here recently.

  • hibbit

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #7


    that £120m loan has supposedly been built up over a number of years and allegedly been spent on running the club after relegation and various other hidden costs ashley never found when he failed to do due diligence

  • Reilly

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #8

    here we go silly season has started.

  • JackButler

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #9

    I’d be hard pressed to believe a single word of this story even if PCP had finalised the deal and were throwing money around

  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m not a big fan of Mike Ashley.

  • Tinman

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    JIb, I think that is the point…

  • JackButler

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #12

    I suppose that kind of headline is more appealing than ‘Newcastle’s United reportedly entire race to sign Barry the pipe fitter from Tamworth Rovers.’

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Thanks Hibbit

    I was hoping it never got touched as Mike and PCP could of used this for funds which would off made the transactions simpler.

  • Tinman

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Reily, silly season begun a few weeks ago mate!

  • SuperShearer

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Conspiracy Theory – The takeover has already taken place. But MA and AS have come to an agreement they won’t announce until AFTER the transfer window. This way the club have the investment to make signings but don’t want to be held to ransom because selling clubs assume we’re cash rich with new investment. So MA will ‘spend’ the money in Jan but it won’t be his and will make selling clubs believe this is the best offer we can make.

    WHAT? I can dream can’t I?

  • Tinman

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #16

    Super, and what does Ashley get out of that?

  • JackButler

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #17


    300 million and no clauses???

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #18


    Dreaming? Or a look into the future!?

  • Moonraker15

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #19

    If we get a couple of superstars on loan in the tight positions we will fly up that league, such will be the reaction, we will blow teams away at SJP!
    I’m thinking Jack Wilshere, Sturridge, Luis, and a top fullback, say the lad from Man U who’s name escapes me! Haha

  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #20



  • kimbo

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Would we really want a sh*t Collocini? Break the bank on a striker!!!!!

  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Dec 19, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #22

    SuperShearer I genuinely believe that is very possibly what has happened.

    As a club who, under Ashley, have become world-class at dragging sh!t out for months on end, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise the takeover is too!

    Obviously, the uncertainty is damaging to fan and player morale both. Like everyone else I wish this would be resolved immediately, but I won’t be surprised if it isn’t.

    But consider this…

    Why would either the club or the prospective new owners make an official announcement now?

    The only reason I can see that would bring either party a benefit is that removing the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the issue might bring an upturn in on-field performance. I’d welcome this as much as anyone else.

    But if I were a billionaire Sheikh with sovereign wealth, I wouldn’t want it known that I’m buying a club with the intention of turning it into a rival to the best in Europe, especially when the transfer window is about to open and the club are desperate to sign players.

    If that were me I’d much prefer a deal where the final terms were confirmed at the end of the season, once the club’s status was known. At the very least delaying the announcement until the January window had closed and transfer business was done.

    Until the FA ratify any proposed deal, its terms cannot be officially enacted. So why would either party announce anything before the FA has given it permission to proceed?

    This approval process is widely understood to take between 4 to 6 weeks in most circumstances.
    George Caulkin of The Times, usually regarded as the most reliable journo covering us, tweeted some time back in early November (I think) that the FA had confirmed that they had not at that point received any such requests.

    Therefore it seems that the FA are permitted to divulge whether or not they are considering any proposed deals, but presumably not the identity of any party involved.

    Surely somebody would have found out if the FA had started their evaluation process. This suggests no ‘final’ agreement between Ashley and PCP has yet been reached, or at least presented to the FA thus far.

    However, the very-carefully-stage-managed ‘curry-house meeting’ confirms beyond reasonable doubt that the two sides colluded to make that public. This must surely mean they’ve broadly agreed a sale?!

    Think about that meeting. Photographed at a remarkably ‘unshowy’ curry house with Richard Desmond. If anyone thinks Ashley, Staveley and Desmond were all unaware of the paps outside, Desmond caught unawares giving an ostentatious ‘air-punch’, they need to wake up and smell the PR-stunt.
    The question is, what message were they trying to put across, and to whom?

    It seems credible to me to suggest it was an attempt to settle the nerves of the fans and the players. At least it does if they don’t want the deal to be publicly announced yet.

    I firmly think whoever the bidder behind PCP is has made their mind up on the potential at NUFC.
    Somebody is serious or they’d have officially walked away. Ashley wouldn’t take a loss so the money can’t be too far off.

    I believe this has not only been due to Rafa selling his own vision of the potential of the club to them (the same vision that made him come here, and then stay after relegation), but that he is instrumental to their interest too.

    He apparently made a strong impression when Staveley was trying to buy Liverpool and it seems obvious he’s spoken to, and has the confidence of Staveley/PCP and their backers.

    Hounding him out at this point is mental, and potentially devastating to any takeover.

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #23

    David Luiz now? Ahahahahahahahaha! Oh yes he definitely wants to come to a relegation club that don’t pay decent wages. Hilarious rumour that is. Just like the Sturridge rumour. 125K a week for a crock. Brilliant idea.

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Why don’t we get Andy Carroll in for a 100K a week while we’re at it?

  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #25

    I don’t think that theory is too daft

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #26

    We’ll need a hard working striker that will run his socks off. Not some overpaid over the hill pinhead that some other club wants to dump.

  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #27


    Laughing My Ck OFF !!

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #28

    The negotiations are clearly ongoing. If Amanda walks we’ll know it. The price won’t be what Ashley wants, but the club isn’t in a state that Amanda will approve of either.

  • SuperShearer

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Wait…. only one person questioned my conspiracy theory? How many painkillers did I take today? And am I on the right blog?

  • JackButler

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Batshuayi, Ings and Shaw in on loan loan with a view to buy in the summer. And what ever poultry sum we get off Ashley needs to go to a decent keeper and defensive midfielder

  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #31

    I have resigned myself to believing the deal is dead. We’re stuck with Ashley. We will be relegated and subjected to years of mediocrity in the Championship.
    Grayson will be our new manager and in his first press conference he explained why we cannot compete with the likes of Barnsley and PNE.
    I’ve just had a visit by the Ghost of Christmas yet to come.
    This will come to pass if ASHLEY DOESN’T FOXTROT OSCAR NOW.
    Ahem. Sorry.

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Looking forward to this negotiation concluding if that is possible given the gigantic mess the club is in after 10 1/2 years of Thick Boy. Anybody who says he couldn’t have done better because he isn’t as rich as the owners of Man City needs their head examined. This period should be the textbook case of how not to run a club.

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #33

    Don’t be sorry Novo. It’s very true. Our prospects look grim indeed if Thick Boy lets Amanda get away.

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #34

    The main thing we don’t want is for Ashley to complete the trifecta of relegations with us. The only way to avoid that will be to have Amanda and group remain interested and for significant spending to occur in January. It’s now a very thin line between recovery and disaster for the club and Ashley is riding it to the end it seems. I hope the end is him getting enough of an offer to accept it and move on to whatever other semi-legal or otherwise nasty business he intends to inflict himself on.

  • Tinman

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Cash is king, really can’t see Mikey playing scapegoat for a month or two and spending his hard earned when he could be earning interest on it

  • Tinman

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #36

    g2, if Mandy doesn’t buy we are well and truly sailing up $h!t creek without a paddle

  • lesh

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Hibbit (from a couple of threads back)

    Twasn’t me that’s suggested that things are with the FA. I believe it was Shire and all was doing was responding to a process question posted by Ron Knee.


    I agree with you and would be amazed if the FA’d even say if they had any applications for approval under consideration as there aren’t too many potential takeovers about and thus it would break its own confidentiality rules – which I’m assuming it has, let alone any confidentiality the buyer/ seller would wish for.

    The guy who bought Leeds let it be known he was in for that club but as he’s turned out to be a bit of a wrong un, I suspect he was trying to bounce the FA into its decision to approve him..

  • hibbit

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #38

    if PCP did pull the plug on this deal thousands of fans will pull the plug on the club no question the fan base have had enough of Ashley

    i’m sure a deal of some kind will be in place before the window opens enabling Rafa to get the players he desperately needs to ensure our safety

  • hibbit

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #39

    thanks lesh i must have missed that last night

  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Dec 19, 2017 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #40

    I really don’t get the gloom as far as the takeover is concerned. It seems largely based on the fact that some dates were given on here that have since passed.

    I’m not knocking the posters who’ve posted things they’ve heard from inside sources. I have no reason to doubt anybody’s information and believe it to be honest recounting of what they know. I see no grand betrayal or proof that the info is wrong. 3rd and 4th hand info, even 1st hand, is just confidential gossip until a deal is confirmed by an official party.

    But nobody can dispute that Staveley and Ashley have met, reportedly to discuss the purchase of the club by unnamed backers, brokered by PCP.

    That curry house meeting was unquestionably set up. Nobody surely doubts this right?

    Dirty Dicky Desmond, a newspaper magnate, set up the meeting according to all reports. Because he’s a mutual friend, sure, so he acted as go-between.
    A newspaper magnate, just there to be the grease that oils the wheels of his two friends’ business negotiations, is unknowingly papped with them at some nondescript restaurant? By chance?

    Since it would be ludicrous to suppose this is what happened, you have to ask why this was stage-managed the way it was. The obvious conclusion is that all three parties agreed to this PR stunt.

    Only other options are:
    Desmond was colluding with Ashley, without Staveley’s knowledge. Doesn’t make sense.
    Desmond was colluding with Staveley, without Ashley’s knowledge. Neither does this.
    Desmond is one of the backers behind PCP. Ridiculous.

    So why would Ashley and Staveley agree to be papped with Dicky unless the deal is happening/going to happen/has already happened?

    Certain of it.

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