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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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Fenerbahce Make Late Move For Newcastle’s Dutch International

Friday, August 19th, 2016 · 46 Comments

New Fenerbahce manager Dick Advocaat wants to take Newcastle United’s Siem De Jong on loan for this season and that’s news in Turkey’s Sporx.

But Fenerbahce may have to move quickly since the earlier news today was that Siem will be having his medical at PSV in the next couple of days, prior to a loan move back to Holland.

The 64-year old has talked to club President Aziz Yildirim and he wants to sign Siem de Jong, whom fellow Dutchman Advocaat knows well.

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Siem de Jong – likely to move this weekend
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Inter-Milan In Talks With Top Newcastle Midfielder

Friday, August 19th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Sky Sport Italia are reporting that Inter-Milan are in negotiations with Newcastle’s 27-year-old midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

Their prime target this summer is is 23 year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Mario, but it seems the price of the Portuguese International has gone soaring up to €50M (£44.2M) and that has forced Inter to look to Sissoko.

Moussa is cheap at just £35M.


Moussa Sissoko is said to be unhappy at Newcastle
You would never have guessed
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Sky Sports – Sissoko Not For Sale – An Old Story

Friday, August 19th, 2016 · 94 Comments

We saw the report last night from Sky Sports saying that Rafa Benitez said there had been no price put on Mousa Sissoko’s head, because he was simply not for sale.

So at first we thought great –  Rafa has come out and said he is not selling Moussa with only 12 days left of the transfer window.

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Rafa Benitez with Moussa Sissoko
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Initial Press Conference Comments – Key Player Fit to Play

Friday, August 19th, 2016 · 93 Comments

Rafa Benitez seemed fairly upbeat today and he was happy enough with the 4-1 result and the general play especially in the second half against Reading on Wednesday night.

Next up is Bristol City tomorrow at Ashton Gate and the good news if that Mohamed Diame is fit to play.

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Rafa Benitez – just completed press conference
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Newcastle Interested In Bas Dost – Danny Ings Available

Friday, August 19th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Newcastle were interested in buying 6ft 5ins striker Bas Dost last summer and if a report today in Portugal is to be believed we are again interested in signing  the 27 year-old Wolfsburg striker.

There is news today in Portugal’s A Bola that the big Wolfsburg striker is also a target for Sporting Lisbon, and Leicester City are also said to be interested in the striker.

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Bas Dost – Newcastle are interested
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