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Arsenal Could Scuttle Newcastle’s Bid For Transfer Target


The news today is that Newcastle are willing to double the wages Florian Lejeune  is on at Spanish club Eibar, as we are trying to close the deal for our top center-back target this summer as quickly as possible.

But the Shields Gazette is reporting the deal could be delayed, because of internal things goings-on at the Spanish club.

The deal has reportedly been going well, but now there have been Boardroom elections at the club and new members have been elected to the board.

There are reports in Spain that this could delay any transfers at the club.

26 year-old Florian Lejeune of Spanish club Eibar

But the other even bigger news today is that there’s a Spanish report that Arsenal have entered the race for one of their long term targets – and if that’s true it could become difficult for Newcastle to get his deal  done.

Spanish outlet Marca today reporting that Arsenal have made an enquiry about signing Lejeune, with Tottenham also credited with an interest in the player.

That’s one reason Newcastle have tried to move fast and tie up Lejeune, but if this news is accurate that Arsenal could now be actively pursuing the player, it could be bad news for Newcastle.

Once again Newcastle are trying to do the deal by offering the full amount – the release clause of £8.7M in Lejeune’s Eibar contract – up front in cool cash, but surely a club of Arsenal’s wealth can match that?

Maybe it’s just us, but if the Gunners are really after Lejeune, we could struggle to get this target through the door.

We need to nail some of these transfers quickly, so we can build up some momentum in the summer transfer market.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


51 comments so far

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 7, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #41

    Ive been watching the last couple of weeks with all this who’s coming and not coming lots of teams have got there targets signed up already on pre contract so don’t expect many decent players to be left we will probably get the left overs back in the sun with a cold beer on the island .

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 7, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #42

    Like a lot of others on the blog I think we’ll see a lot of good players in by the start of the season.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 7, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #43

    that gray cloud of doom is slowly creeping over the blog
    the bloody window hasnt open yet and the victor meldrum lot are preaching doom and gloom
    some folk are never happy

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  • Toonces

    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #44

    Runaway – can you fill me in on who all these pre-contract players are at other PL clubs? I see that Man City have signed a few, Arsenal signed a new defender, we signed Atsu, Stoke signed Fletcher, but beyond those few there haven’t been too many announced. In fact we have already done more than most of the PL. Maybe all these teams are good at secrets or maybe they will start doing the real business on Saturday when the window opens, us included. I think I’ll wait and see what happens over the next couple weeks before voicing any frustration should there be any lack of activity. But I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised, and choose to stay positive. HWTL!

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  • hibbit

    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #45

    ARSENAL

    In

    Sead Kolasinac – Schalke, free

    Out

    BOURNEMOUTH

    In

    Asmir Begovic – Chelsea, undisclosed*

    Out

    BRIGHTON

    In

    Pascal Gross – Ingolstadt, undisclosed

    Josh Kerr – Celtic, undisclosed

    Out

    BURNLEY

    In

    Out

    Michael Kightly – released

    Joey Barton – released

    George Green – released

    R J Pingling – released

    Christian Hill – released

    Taofiq Olmowewe – released

    CHELSEA

    In

    Out

    Juan Cuadrado – Juventus, £17.3m

    Christian Atsu – Newcastle, £6.2m

    Asmir Begovic – Bournemouth, undisclosed

    Dominic Solanke – Liverpool, fee by tribunal*

    CRYSTAL PALACE

    In

    Out

    EVERTON

    In

    Out

    HUDDERSFIELD

    In

    Out

    LEICESTER CITY

    In

    Out

    LIVERPOOL

    In

    Dominic Solanke – Chelsea, fee by tribunal*

    Out

    MANCHESTER CITY

    In

    Bernardo Silva – Monaco, £43m

    Out

    Pablo Zabaleta – West Ham, free*

    Enes Unal – Villarreal, £12m

    Gael Clichy – released

    Jesus Navas – released

    Willy Cabellero – released

    Bacary Sagna – released

    MANCHESTER UNITED

    In

    Out

    NEWCASTLE

    In

    Christian Atsu – Chelsea, £6.2m

    Out

    SOUTHAMPTON

    In

    Out

    Cuco Martina – released

    Lloyd Isgrove – released

    Harley Willard – released

    Martin Caceres – released

    STOKE CITY

    In

    Darren Fletcher – West Brom, free*

    Out

    Shay Given – released

    Daniel Bachmann – released

    Liam Edwards – released

    Harry Isted – released

    Joel Taylor – released

    George Waring – released

    SWANSEA CITY

    In

    Out

    Gerhard Tremmel – released

    Marvin Emnes – released

    Liam Shephard – released

    Josh Vickers – released

    Owain Jones – released

    Tom Dyson – released

    Tom Holland – released

    Alex Samuel – Stevenage, undisclosed

    TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

    In

    Out

    WATFORD

    In

    Out

    WEST BROMWICH ALBION

    In

    Out

    Darren Fletcher – Stoke, free*

    WEST HAM UNITED

    In

    Pablo Zabaleta – Manchester City, free*

    Out

    Alvaro Arbeloa – released

    Sam Howes – released

    Sam Ford – released

    Kyle Knoyle – released

    Sam Westley – released

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #46

    Toonces sorry mate i never said premier league or for that any league but you do see them come on the internet .

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  • martoon

    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #47

    Man City certainly have money to burn. They paid about £15m for Jesus Navas 4 years ago and now they have let his contract run out he can leave for free!

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #48

    Toonces i really hope we do too but as time goes by you know what normally happens with out me saying out bro

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #49

    hibbit

    QED!

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  • hibbit

    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #50

    Ron Knee
    sorry Ron not up to speed QED ??

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  • hibbit

    Jun 7, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #51

    Ron Knee
    just twigged with the QED thing never was much good with Latin

    it was in answer to Runaway saying so many other club had signed lot of players and we have only signed one

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