Report – Newcastle Getting Very Close To Agreeing £8M Deal


It looks like the deal to move Chancel Mbemba to Porto is progressing quite well according to Portuguese outlet Mais Football.

Anderlecht were hoping to buy both Chancel Mbemba and goalkeeper Matz Sels for a bargain £8M but Newcastle rejected that offer.

Newcastle have since rejected a £1.75M offer for Sels, and that specific deal now looks to be dead in the water.

Sels is not too pleased and would like the Belgian club to be more aggressive in trying to agree on a deal with Newcastle.

And it seems Newcastle will get £8M for Mbemba and that’s about what we paid Anderlecht for him three years ago – maybe a little bit more than that.

Chancel Mbemba – off to Porto soon

This is what his agent Fabio Baglio has  told Mais Futebol:

“Negotiations are now happening between the two clubs. We were in Porto this week and the player has agreed a deal for four years.”

“This week, there will be a response from Newcastle to FC Porto’s proposal. We are convinced that everything will be settled.”

Baglio seems sure that a deal will be closed very soon and that would be good for both parties.

It’s good for Newcastle because at least we get a decent fee for Mbemba, who is unwanted by Rafa Benitez, and that £8M can go towards the manager’s transfer funds for the summer.

We hope it goes through and Anderlecht were only £500K off Newcastle’s valuation of Sels of £2.5M – so maybe that deal will resurface?

Comments welcome.


4 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 15, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Thanks, MT.

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  • Jib

    Jun 15, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #2

    If Rafa can replace Mikel Merino with
    Thiago Maia of Lille for very little financial
    adjustment – it will be great business

    1
  • Little h

    Jun 15, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Got ma portable tv hooked up to the tractor ready for the world cup mini ariel replacing the warning beacon (not a word to hse please)
    Wire hanging every where and tv hanging from cable ties and baler twine
    England flags waving in the summer (rain) sun
    Gonna have a watch of Egypt while the lads load up the hen sh** for me
    500 tonnes of hen waste to move startin now football fags and funny banter

    1
  • Jib

    Jun 15, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #4

    I was wondering why a great little player like
    Maia was not in Russia with the Brazil squad
    then I saw this
    Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City),
    Paulinho (Barcelona), Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk),
    Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona),
    Willian (Chelsea), Douglas Costa (Juventus).

    Ha ha ha

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