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Ashley To Sanction Early Business With Highly Regarded Gunner On The Agenda – Report



Before this season even ended, reports claimed Newcastle were hoping to have some transfers completed early in the summer window. The two names that came up were Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer and Wigan forward Kyle Joseph.

Newcastle had been the clear favorites to sign the duo, but other clubs have since come into the fray. Ajer’s representatives have shopped their client around Europe and even met with Bayer Leverkusen a few weekends ago.

The 23-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract and confirmed recently that he expects to leave Celtic this summer. Newcastle were hoping to have the Norwegian in by the start of pre-season for a bargain fee of Β£6-8m.


As for Joseph, the young striker would be one for the future. With Newcastle releasing Yannick Toure last week, a forward prospect is sorely needed at the Academy. The 19-year-old is out of contract at the end of the month but has been offered a new deal by Wigan.

Newcastle were reportedly willing to pay a little bit extra by way of a compensation fee for Joseph. However, last week it was revealed that Swansea were in talks for the striker and may now be the favorites to land him.

The Chronicle is reporting that Mike Ashley has backed Bruce’s request for early signings. The head coach is hoping for one or two additions before the squad returns for pre-season in early July. It could be that Ajer and Joseph were the two players Bruce had hoped to bring in early with those deals now in jeopardy.

There’s been no shortage of other targets linked to Newcastle with Arsenal defender William Saliba and Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury being the latest. The Chronicle also reports that Saliba is under serious consideration as a loan target.

Lee Ryder claims Newcastle have been tracking Saliba’s progress over the past 18 months including his loan spell at Nice during the second half of last season.

The 20-year-old was an Unai Emery signing in 2019 from Saint-Etienne. He remained with the French club for a season-long loan. When he came to Arsenal last summer it was with Mikel Arteta at the helm. The young defender only featured for the U23s before going to Nice on loan in January.

With David Luiz’s contract expiring at the end of the month, that could clear a path for Saliba into the Arsenal first team. However, if Arteta feels he isn’t quite ready, it seems Newcastle could make a loan offer for the Frenchman.

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153 comments so far

  • Toon67

    Jun 7, 2021 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #121

    We therefore want the Competition Case heard before Arbitration.

    3
  • Toonces

    Jun 7, 2021 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #122

    Kets, or like a lot players he is a big fan of Goal!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2021 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #123

    Or he tried to show his skills by taking one of the worst most shoddily run clubs in the PL to the title.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #124

    When I managed Newcastle I’d taken over from Marcelo Lippi, anyone playing now would get to take over from Steve Bruce or Colin Wonker πŸ˜€

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  • Mund

    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #125

    Toon67

    Correct and my bad I’m getting case dates mixed up

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #126

    Just talking to that scouse lad about the Lpool rumour on Raphina, I said he’s a bit like St Max with better end product. His first reaction was he’s (ASM)shite. So firstly he’s so ignorant he has to ask about Raphina, one of the most exciting talents in the league and then to pass comment on a player he could hardly have seen as ‘sh!t’ I don’t know why I bother talking football with him.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #127

    DMicky,
    I seen your post about that BBC drama time, I seen the trailer for it and thought that would be good with two A list actors in Steve Graham and Seen Been, our lass has just been on the phone saying it’s excellent.

    4
  • magicmac54

    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #128

    Cleveleysbob

    Good evening Bob good to see you on the blog again my friend, i see its your birthday tomorrow, it was my birthday today the big 67 getting old Bob:D I would like to wish you an early happy birthday just in case i don`t manage to get on the blog tomorrow. PS I trust you and your 1st lady are both keeping very well kind Sir

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #129

    Magicmac54,
    A very happy Birthday to you young sir.

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #130

    Happy birthday magic

    Hope you had a good one

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #131

    Magic

    A very happy 67th birthday to you mate πŸ™‚

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 7, 2021 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #132

    Lesh

    No ! πŸ™‚

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #133
  • Wor B

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #134

    Aye, DeWalt and Milwaukee punch through walls nay bother, but when you need an Attribute-Programmable PRBS Generator/Analyzer I find them wanting.

    πŸ˜‰

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #135

    Jail for Ashley Mund and Romford

    Thanks very much lads

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #136

    Magic …

    happy birthday young man …

    0
  • Wor B

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #137

    Magic

    Happy birthday fella, hope you’re having a pleasant day!

    67 and still firing on all cylinders I hope!!!

    πŸ™‚

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #139

    MagicMac54

    Good Vintage
    Happy Birthday
    I’m not far behind

    Just to show the youngsters what it’s all about

    https://youtu.be/qN5zw04WxCc

    3
  • magicmac54

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #140

    Geordie Tom Wor B

    Big thanks guys specially Tom saying young man: D and still firing on all cylinders Wor B πŸ˜€

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #141

    WORB …
    all cylinders, He uses Sildenafil of course he’s firing all cylinders πŸ˜€

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #142

    on all cylinders *

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #143

    My thoughts on the takeover ( We shall overcome and Justice will prevail)

    https://youtu.be/PQaXq4igUMU

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  • Wor B

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #145

    Tom

    My motoring metaphor seems a bit limp compared to yours!

    πŸ˜†

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #146

    Lochinvar

    Your only an ankle snapper compared to me young man πŸ˜€ : D

    1
  • magicmac54

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #147

    Lochinvar

    Wow very good present indeed : D : D catch you all laters away for an nice shower

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #148

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  • geordietom

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #149

    WORB …

    ask Magic for ne of his blue pills that should sort your ” LIMP ” out πŸ˜€

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #150

    ONE*

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #151

    Happy Birthday Magicmac, good to see you youngsters on the blog! πŸ™‚

    2
  • jazzyp

    Jun 7, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #152

    Evening ladies and gents

    Any juicy gossip on the takeover front or status quo again

    2
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 7, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #153

    Goal is a great film. Goal 2 is all good. Goal 3 is worth watching but isn’t as good. Would give that a 5/10.

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