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Newcastle Make New Bid For Top Transfer Target


According to reports in France, Newcastle have now made a new bid of €18m for Allan Saint-Maximin which is €2m more that the bid that was rejected by Nice on Wednesday.

There are no reports on whether the bid has been rejected as of yet. Though, we would expect Nice to reject the bid as they have thus far held firm on their price tag of €20m for the French forward.

Nice also added Saint-Maximin to their pre-season squad for tomorrow’s friendly at Cardiff. This could be seen as a bit of gamesmanship by the French club.

This is similar to a situation involving Gini Wijnaldum at Newcastle three years ago. Liverpool were in pursuit of the Dutchman but unwilling to pay the £25m fee. Newcastle had Wijnaldum in the squad for a friendly against Doncaster mid-week and brought him on for a few minutes towards the end of the game.

Liverpool ended up paying the entire fee a few days later. So we will see what happens with Allan Saint-Maximin but if Newcastle really want him, then they should just pay the €20m and be done with it. There’s no time to quibble this late in the game.


34 comments so far

  • clinath@ed

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Ash owns 51% of SD, if the share price were to drop he may be tempted to buy up as much of the other 49% he can, and plan for a share bounce.
    Not sure how many shares £350M would get him though!

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  • Jib

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #2

    He owns at least 69% actually

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #3

    There’s always time to quibble in Charley’s book – right up to past the transfer deadline

    2
  • 9

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Wilson is massively preferably to this trickster.

    1
  • crawfordm

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #6

    The fat slug must be feeling the pressure and feeling unloved. Fan pressure and now his company dodgy dealings and huge tax bills strewn all over the national press. Maybe just maybe he will sell the club to pay of the tax bills if SD are short of cash.

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  • bill

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Looks like it’s only NUFC that turns a profit for the scumbag.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Did I stumble onto the Financial Times comments section by mistake?

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  • thereallowickmag

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Does anybody know what the going rate for the amount of advertising sports direct have in SJP if Ashley had no connection?
    How much would DW sports have to pay us for that much advertising?

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  • bill

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Bring on the Arsenal game day. Definitely be in the Irish club before the game. Might meet a few posters from here. Let’s go get him.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #11

    So there is yet another group doing the boycott stuff. It is getting very confusing. Just read a Chronic article and the new one is #Supportourtoon.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh what a tangled web we weave Ashley. You’re in quite a state now. Possibly time to hide under the bed again.

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  • bill

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Fees l have seen in recent times have been around £10 million. No doubt someone in this type of business could give a better figure.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Sports Direct has said it regrets rescuing House of Fraser in its much-delayed full-year results which reveal a fall in profits.

    The firm, which bought the department store out of administration a year ago, said: “If we had the gift of hindsight we might have made a different decision in August 2018.”

    Sports Direct delayed publishing its results, partly due to uncertainty over the future trading of House of Fraser.

    Underlying profits fell 6% to £287.8m.

    But Sports Direct said that total sales for the year to 28 April rose by 10.2% to £3.7bn.

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  • giimps

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #15

    This is when the slug goes back on holiday, as soon as the heat turns up, he disappears ,if as I said previously, he sells nufc, and uses the money he got from selling shirebrook, he could virtually buy the remaining shares from sd once they drop like a stone on Monday……here’s hoping anyway, its whether he is then liable for the debt to Belgium in its entirity as the sole owner of sd, and whether he can be prosecuted for tax evasion as the sole owner, I wouldn’t care though if he has sold us , he can rot in a Belgium jail (hopefully they are like Turkish jails and not like British jails) for all I care

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  • It's on

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #16

    And another thing.

    I hope the FCA get a look at who sold shares in SD between 0800 and 1630 today.

    If all the “mates” were tipped off about the good news, this would be another black mark for one or two people.

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #17

    lochinvar

    Sports Direct said that total sales for the year to 28 April rose by 10.2% to £3.7bn and how much is owed in taxes to countries throughout europe, honest i cant stop laughing at this, come on british tax inspectors get stuck into ashleys dodgy dealings hes worse then del boy this nonce

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  • bill

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Magscar,
    If you are around. Missed your post until recently. I was just saying that people who keep going to games or buy from his other businesses are supporting Mike Ashley. Like it or not, this is the reality. Any other conclusion is delusional.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #19

    But House of Fraser dragged down Sports Direct bottom line, recording an operating loss of £54.6m.

    Sadly there’s a lot worse out there than that

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Definitely worth watching the SD share prices on Monday.

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  • geordiemark

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #21

    this would explain why ashleys number 2 done a runner from her job wouldnt it

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  • jane

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #22

    “In the results Sports Direct said underlying profits rose 5% to £142.3m in the year to the end of April”

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/26/sports-direct-shares-fall-results-delay-mike-ashley

    good start to life in the French 2nd tier for Rodez 2 up against Auxerre already.

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  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Video Killed the Radio Star and Amazon killed the Department Store. Get out now Fat Mike.

    1
  • bill

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Frankly, business law in the UK is shite. It needs a total overhaul to bring it in line with reality. How many times have l seen the same business go bankrupt owing millions, then opening up under a different name?

    1
  • Reilly

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Ashley Armstrong
    @AArmstrong_says
    · 8m
    Mike Ashley responds to my question on taking private – no plans. Not going to take private “imagine if I was private, I’d be uncontrollable. It gives me discipline”

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Terminal problems at House of fraser and a 600 million pound tax bill eh for our leader.Looks like Ashley has got a make some big big decisions on his business empire

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Happy with either Bowen or maximin. Preference probably leaning towards bowen. Might change tomorrow lol.
    Prefer either these two ahead of Wilson.

    2
  • posada

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #29

    You can’t buy shares in Soap on a Rope.
    On the other hand – KY Jelley are owned by Johnson and Johnson.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #30

    Proposed team:

    Dubravka

    Sidibe Schar Lejuene Max

    Lemina

    Wilson Almiron Saint-Maximin

    Joelinton Mateta

    Subs:

    Darlow
    Yedlin
    Lazaar
    Fernandez
    Lascelles
    Longstaff
    Shelvey
    Ki
    Saivet
    Aarons
    Ritchie
    Murphy
    Muto
    A.Hernandez

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  • bill

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #31

    I would so love to see the scumbag penniless. His type deserve to be ostracized from society. They are total scum. Business doesn’t have to be the way he runs it. There are plenty of good examples out there. The problem is that you need brains to have ethical businesses, anyone can live off sweat shops if they have the stomach for it.

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #32

    So what scenarios can be played out here? SD negotiate to half the Belgian tax bill after a lengthy consultation then finally cut loose on HoF and declare a sizeable loss to mitigate their forward tax position, Mike furiously buys shares at plummeting value amid whisperings of HMRC burrowing and… NUFC becomes an even more important lifeline for his first child. That’s not a great scenario for us unfortunately. Of course Mike’s stock regarding SD will be down but NUFC will continue to net him personal wealth so he won’t be dragging the kids to the food bank and claiming free dentistry just yet.

    But this is a window where Mike is taking a heavy shelling so before he can regroup and consolidate this really is the time to come at him from the boycott and not buy his stuff, embargo on his stores etc. Hit him hard and hit him now and most importantly –

    Don’t be told otherwise by any spineless lackeys! 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #33

    …and here’s ketsy. 😐

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 26, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #34

    I’d give the next article a few minutes while Neil fixes a huge word wrap issue. Now I’m not naming names here because it would embarrass jazzyp but the perpetrator should have known better.

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