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Exciting Italian Target About To Slip Away


Newcastle have been linked with U.S. Sassuolo Calcio midfielder since November of last year.

We did an article earlier in March about Newcastle’s interest in the exciting midfielder.

Stefano Sensi – Italian midfielder in high demand

At the time, it was reported that a fee of €20M would be required to purchase Sensi. It appears that Sassuolo is still demanding the same fee even though the midfielder has just one year remaining on his contract.

There have been numerous reports from Italy this month that AC Milan are in negotiations for the player.

The latest report from Calcio Mercato states that Milan have been keen on the player for years and may be ready to make their move.

If these reports are true, then it would appear that Newcastle have little chance of capturing the player.

However, if Milan are unwilling to meet Sassuolo’s asking price of €20M, then it will be interesting to see if Newcastle are again linked.


44 comments so far

  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Neil,

    I really do appreciate you putting out new threads later in the day and I hope this leads to more contribution / comments on the ‘night shift’ 🙂

    4
  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Mike Ashley

    Please raise the wage structure

    Sign Loftus Cheek. Please ?

    Rafa ? Loftus please.

    5
  • Neil Harrison

    May 16, 2019 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #3

    Thanks NY Mag

    I plan on doing at least one late article going forward.

    16
  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Jib your acting strange today.. well …stranger than normal

    Accusing Betty and Wor Tuff of being perverts ?

    Below the belt for this blog you old Goat .

    By the way Jib I found a picture of you from a few years back , will post it in a future post.

    Or you sure your not Just a Fan ? Picture to follow .

    1
  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #5

    OLG,

    I cannot see RLC being ‘for sale’
    At this moment (it could change) Chelsea cannot buy any new players, so the only players they will want to offload are players that will not be part of their first team squad.

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  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Neil,

    Is there any chance of letting the rest of the blog know how many aliases JIB posts under ?

    Just the number will do ..we already have an idea of his various names ..he even argues with himself .

    Jib can cause trouble in an empty lift .

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 16, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Third night running. More stats from the league excluding the top 6. Lucky you lot.

    – only Murray (37%), vardy (35%) and mitrovic (32%) scored a higher percentage of goals for their respective teams Perez (29%).

    – Perez was 13th best dribbler with success of 56.8%. Higher than the likes of redmond, deulofeu, king, Anderson, jota and zaha. Traore was top of course.

    – team goal conversion rates pretty poor. Shot accuracy 31.8%. Conversion rate 9.4%.

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  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #8

    Neil,

    That’s great – looking forward to it!!!

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  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes NY

    Good point ..if Man City can be brought to book by fifa then Chelsea should suffer the same fate if they also are Guilty and walked over the rules and criteria set by Fifa for all.

    Mind Kennedy has been an absolute flop..he looks like a broken Man ! Poor Lad..Felt sorry for him .

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 16, 2019 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Yeah loftus cheek has had somewhat of a breakout season this year. Even if no transfer ban he’s not going anywhere. Opportunity for any club to sign him has gone and will now take big money.

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  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #11

    Neil , forget to say ..we love your old man, to a man .

    I’m sure your a chip of the old block and have the Geordie spirit in the blood. Welcome and thankyou for sharing Ed’s load .

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  • Chancel My MBembaship

    May 16, 2019 at 12:30 AM

    Comment #12

    I’m with NYMag in my appreciation of Neil’s late night articles for us Stateside fans. I’m sure we’ll be more civil than some of our daytime compatriots 🙂

    4
  • TyneMouth

    May 16, 2019 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Leeds United beaten in the playoffs in their quest to access the Premiership!

    Hallelujah!

    Thank-you Lord Karma…

    Goes to prove that scum doesn’t always come to the top…

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  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Chelsea have a history of letting players go too early (Kevin de Bruyne, Mo Salah)….they won’t make that mistake again with RLC

    5
  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Chancel,

    Too right 🙂

    1
  • Neil Harrison

    May 16, 2019 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #16

    Thank you Online Guy,

    Much appreciated.

    3
  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Thank you Neil.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 16, 2019 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #18

    Thank you Ronaldo.

    3
  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 12:56 AM

    Comment #19

    Ronaldo,

    Thanking yourself? You’re not a multiple are you? 🙂

    5
  • TyneMouth

    May 16, 2019 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #20

    For those of us, of a certain age, the LUFC team that Don Revie constructed in the early 1970’s was arguably the most technically proficient team the English top division had witnessed. However…

    Leeds at their very best were breathtaking, but just under the skin they were simply the most cynical, unsporting, brutally nasty, bunch of thugs, ever to stain a football arena.

    But, they weren’t nearly as bad as their so-called supporters! (I don’t use bad language usually, so I will stop here.)

    Brian Clough was correct when he told Billy Bremner, and his gang, that they should “throw their medals in the Bin” Because “they hadn’t earned them honestly”.

    Local derby with LUFC! don’t make me laugh…

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 16, 2019 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #21

    No, there are a lot of thank you’s going around. I wanted in 😀

    1
  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 1:01 AM

    Comment #22

    Ronaldo,

    Fair comment – you do deserve thanks for bringing us all interesting news from the twittersphere 😀

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  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #23

    Tynemouth,

    It’s a bit before my time – so I will acquiesce…..horrible
    Club and fans 😉

    1
  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #24

    Not certain our North American cousins know this but the disgracefull Liverpool fans kept the Barcelona players up and awake all night by setting off fireworks, firecrackers, right through the night outside of the Barcelona teams hotel the night and morning before the European Cup semi-final.

    Coupled with the assault with wall bricks and bottles on the Manchester City coach and players last season where if it was not for the double glazed windows on the coach, any Man city player could have been maimed or killed, makes Liverpool supporters just about the worst in Europe in my opinion.

    They are never to blame.

    Sorry to have to write about it but it needs highlighting , they get away with it every time.

    They have so many Liverpool people working as journalists and pundits on television and radio and various national media ..its all hushed up .

    The next tragedy is possibly just around the corner as they always arrive at football finals in their thousands, without tickets.

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  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 16, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #25

    On point, we will lose out on a number of targets until Rafa signs a new deal.
    How can Newcastle go after another professional that would ask the question immediately, is Rafa staying I would love to work with him.
    There the issue right now, we can be linked to everyone but we only really need to sign one to get the ball rolling, Mike he’s a lot older than the usual professionals you want at the club, he’s a Spanish gentleman some say looks like a waiter and not in real premiership shape.

    I think he maybe about 60 years old, but Mike he’s the first pro you should sign, end of conversation Mike.

    5
  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #26

    OLG,

    Yes, I did read an article regarding the Liverpool fans shenanigans WRT the Barcelona’s team hotel – I guess the question is, should the club be punished for that? Or should the individuals?

    4
  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #27

    NY

    The night of the attack on Man City’s coach/Bus , In the week leading up to the match Liverpool football club announced the route the man city coach, Bus , would be taking to the ground on the night!

    I heard the Liverpool apologists ringing up Talk Sport radio next morning ..” well it was only one or two culprits ! ”

    I had watched the video NY and counted 250 plus missiles hitting the coach bodywork and windows in a ten minute onslaught the video was cut at that point so I imagine the man city players and officials went through hell ..Police were standing around watching.

    I expected Fifa to ban them from Europe after that night just a few short months ago .

    Someone is going to get seriously hurt by the actions of the Liverpool masses and uncontrolled savagery…or worse.

    It’s all buried. Heads in the sand .

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  • Toonces

    May 16, 2019 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #28

    OLG @ 24

    Yes I saw those reports. Interesting thing is that is very commonplace in the CONCACAF and CONMEBOL regions especially for the national teams from Canada and US when they have to go to Honduras, Panama, Nicarauga and so on. The home fans set off fireworks, car horns, play loud music, etc. near the visiting teams’ hotels to make sure they can’t get a good night’s rest. Don’t see what can really be done about it – certainly can’t blame the clubs -and not so sure you can really hold it against the fans for some enthusiastic support beyond enforcing noise ordinances. I’m sure Messi can afford some designer some ear plugs.

    Throwing bricks and such is of course something completely different and deserves all condemnation.

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  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #29

    OLG,

    You clearly know far more about it than I do…..but the question still remains, is this something that should be punishable for the individuals responsible or are the club somehow complicit?

    I dont know the answer…..just asking questions….

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  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #30

    Toonces

    It was horrendous to witness it all even from the comfort of my old chair.. We played Liverpool at St’ James’s Park last week as you know but did you see the hundreds of Liverpool fans that got into the Newcastle ends of the ground ? No trouble in the city or the ground ..no major fighting in the ground for 25 years or more and there were fights breaking out all over the ground ..shocking .

    There’s more to that lot than enthusiasim for the game .

    I know some great Liverpool people not involved in football but when it comes to their football there’s a definite arrogance .

    With that I’m off to watch the Sky. Good night .

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  • Online Guy

    May 16, 2019 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #31

    NY

    It’s a difficult one .. I don’t think the club should be punished as long as they are seen to be pro-active in rooting out the trouble makers and banning them for life.

    Thing is NY theres thousands of them en Masse . Modern technology should be able to pick them out on camera ..the ones without the masks and hoods that is .

    Any club over here bans trouble makers who are caught ..Liverpool dont seem to .

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  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #32

    OLG,

    I’m with yer….catch ‘em and string them up, it’s the only way

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    May 16, 2019 at 2:58 AM

    Comment #33

    Have Liverpool been given their trophy for finishing 2nd in the EPL yet!?

    They call us lot deluded 🙄 😆

    7
  • NY Mag

    May 16, 2019 at 3:18 AM

    Comment #34

    Shirebrook,

    They can have a big silver medal if it makes them feel better 🙂

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 16, 2019 at 4:21 AM

    Comment #35

    Have Man City & PSG been penalised for breaking Financial Fair Play rules yet? Or more importantly has Qatar been punished for bribing 20+ members of FIFA yet? Or is it just against the law to accept bribes and unpunishable to offer bribes? I believe anyone who can bribe the entire board of FIFA is easily capable of bribing refs and/ or opposing teams as Qatar’s Asian games win seems to show.

    2
  • The next Mike Williamson

    May 16, 2019 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #36

    Looks like Andy Carrol is a free agent. How long before we are linked with him?

    4
  • DubaiMicky

    May 16, 2019 at 4:55 AM

    Comment #37

    On this day in 1982 two Durham Miners went head to head for the Championship Trophy. Bob Paisley, Liverpool (Hetton Lyons Colliery), beat Spurs 3-1 and Bobby Robson, Ipswich (Langley Park Colliery) lose to Forest 3-1 at home giving Bob Paisley’s Liverpool the Championship.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-evL_iW5Gc MotD interview video – great to watch.

    PS. I’m 24 hours late, but it’s still yesterday in California!

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 16, 2019 at 5:01 AM

    Comment #38

    Re bindippers and violence, Online is right, it’s never the clubs fault. Only way forward is to ban their fans from attending any games, ie only the opposing team’s fans can be there, ban the club from all cups and competitions for 5 years.

    Remember Heysel and Hillsborough, neither were their fault – except they were totally to blame. Despicable.

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  • yorkymag

    May 16, 2019 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #39

    Dubai
    Of course there is good and bad in every group of fans including nufc
    But as one who was at the ground when the hillsborough tragedy unfolded it is simply wrong and insensitive to suggest the great majority were anything other than honest football fans enjoying their team play an fa cup semi
    The events have left deep scares with me ,my brother and my late father
    It is simply inaccurate ,infact only this week the first guilty verdict was delivered on Sheffield Wednesday secretary.
    So this is no longer even a point of view it is a legally prove case
    I am sorry to lecture but on this point you really are off the mark

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  • geordiemark

    May 16, 2019 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #40

    DubaiMicky

    i agree heysel was there fault but hillsborough not to sure i think it had more to do with the stewarts and police letting far to many liverpool fans in that caused that plus the FA as well, the fencing in caused all the deaths people couldnt get out so blame that as well, i agree with what online guy has said though one day there fans be mighty sorry they forget there team bus has to go on the road just like everyone elses

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