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Two In And At Least Three To Leave Newcastle Today

It’s likely that Newcastle will be able to sign Chelsea’s 24 year-old winger Christian Atsu today on loan for the season with an option to buy him at the end of the season.

We have also been in talks with West Brom on bringing in Callum McManaman and that deal could also happen for £4.75M, but it’s less certain than Atsu coming in.

And signing McManaman could be dependent on what happens with Moussa Sissoko, who Everton are supposed to be keen on signing today – but the Merseyside club are hardly the Champions League club he wants to join.

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24 year-old Chelsea winger Christian Atsu

And Moussa has been busy burning his bridges at Newcastle all summer.

The conventional wisdom is that you shouldn’t do that when you leave somewhere – but Moussa has been doing that while still at Newcastle.

And that article in GOAL yesterday about Rafa Benitez being interested in bringing Liverpool’s Serbian winger Lazar Markovic to Newcastle seems to have been a made-up story – isn’t that strange.

As far as who will be leaving Newcastle today, Cheick Tiote has been negotiating with Greek powerhouse Olympiacos after his failure to join Galatasaray.

And there’s a decent possibility that deal will go through and Cheick will leave Newcastle after six years on Tyneside, although news coming through as I write this that deal may have collapsed!

Emmanuel Riviere should be joining CA Osasuna in Spain, but we’re not sure whether that will be a permanent deal or a loan deal to see out the final year of his contract at Newcastle.

It would be in Newcastle’s best interests to make it a permanent deal so we at least get a fee for him and recuperate some of that £6M we paid Monaco for him two years ago.

There were also some rumors last night, after Adam Armstrong’s loan move to Barnsley through January was announced, that young right back Jamie Sterry could be moving to Coventry City on loan – where Adam spent a successful loan spell last season.

It was Lee Ryder who reported the possible loan move for Jamie.

Now that Newcastle have DeAndre Yedlin and Jesus Gamez fighting for the right back spot – and also Chancel Mbemba can play there too – better for Jamie Sterry to get some first team games every week.

That loan deal for Jamie will probably be through January.

And then we have players like Haris Vuckic and Sammy Ameobi who have no future at Newcastle and the bets we can hope for us probably some loan deal for them – but no reports of anything close.

We expect at least two players to come in and Tiote, Riviere and Sterry to leave before 11:00 pm tonight.

And then there’s Moussa Sissoko,  but who knows?

Here’s where we stand right now with 16 players having left the club and 11 having been brought in and we are still in the black.

Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Moussa : “I always dreamed of playing for Ever Palace Albion”.

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #2


    I agree that sissoko is preferable to Bananaman, but only if he gets his head down for us. Its going to be a strange situation if he stays. Wonder if Rafa will ask yhe fans not to boo et.c

  • Spoof

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Palace are favourites to land Wiltshire, if they get Sissoko as well then they will have some really top class players at there disposal seeing as they have already signed Townsend, Remy and Benteke, along with Cabaye and one or two others who they already had they should do quite well this season, some talent in that squad.

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #4


    They’ll still only finish lower mid table. All those quality players playing yawn-ball seems a bit of a waste.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #6

    So deadline day and Moussa Sissoko is still at Newcastle!
    Him and his brother have been up all night using photoshop putting pictures of him in a Spurs , Palace or West Brom top 🙂
    “I know I said I support Arsenal but really my heart has always been with West Brom SIGN ME UP”

  • Budge123

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Could we perhaps loan Le Sulk to the Makems.
    They need players and he is exactly the sort they need to help secure their relegation?

  • Viduka

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #8


    August 16: Achraf Lazaar – Palermo (undisclosed)

    August 16: Daryl Murphy – Ipswich Town (undisclosed)

    August 16: DeAndre Yedlin – Tottenham Hotspur (undisclosed)

    August 16: Elias Fritjof Sørensen – HB Køge (scholarship)

    August 16: Mohamed Diame – Hull City (undisclosed)

    August 16: Ciaran Clark – Aston Villa (undisclosed)

    July 16: Grant Hanley – Blackburn Rovers (undisclosed)

    July 16: Isaac Hayden – Arsenal (undisclosed)

    July 16: Yasin Ben El-Mhanni – Lewes (undisclosed)

    July 16: Stuart Findlay – Celtic (free)

    July 16: Jesus Gamez – Atletico Madrid (undisclosed)

    July 16: Matt Ritchie – AFC Bournemouth (undisclosed)

    July 16: Dwight Gayle – Crystal Palace (undisclosed)

    June 16: Matz Sels – Gent (undisclosed)


    August 16: Adam Armstrong – Barnsley (loan until January)

    August 16: Tom Heardman – Hartlepool United (loan until January)

    August 16: Gael Bigirimana – Coventry City (undisclosed)

    August 16: Daryl Janmaat – Watford (undisclosed)

    August 16: Henri Saivet – Saint-Etienne (season-long loan)

    August 16: Kevin Mbabu – BSC Young Boys (season-long loan)

    August 16: Siem de Jong – PSV Eindhoven (season-long loan)

    August 16: Florian Thauvin – Marseille (season-long loan)

    August 16: Remy Cabella – Marseille (undisclosed)

    July 16: Macaulay Gillesphey – Carlisle United (loan until January)

    July 16: Georginio Wijnaldum – Liverpool (undisclosed)

    July 16: Liam Smith – Crewe Alexandra (loan until January)

    July 16: Papiss Cisse – Shandong Luneng (undisclosed)

    July 16: Fabricio Coloccini – San Lorenzo (free)

    July 16: Andros Townsend – Crystal Palace (undisclosed)

    June 16: Steven Taylor – released

    June 16: Jamie Cobain – Kilmarnock (free)

    May 16: Gabriel Obertan – released

    May 16: Sylvain Marveaux – released

  • barkel

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Sky sports reporting Spuds have offered £16m for socks

  • Jib

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #10

    Sissoko’s agent is Bakari Sanogo
    He just calls him his bro.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #11


    Charnley will be needing an extended holiday!! Normally he takes his annual leave during the transfer window

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #12


    To be fair Moussa probably has all of his family members making phone calls this morning to every club in europe for a move !!

  • Termijn

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #13

    at least 25M for Sissoko or dont sell

  • Spoof

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #14


    We can’t complain about Charnley this summer when we look at all the signings which we have made and also look at the dead wood which we have got rid of.

  • robertsleftfoot

    Aug 31, 2016 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #15

    Surely we did not give £3mill for Daryl Murphy, who gives £3 mill for a almost 34 year old decent championship striker???


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