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Newcastle Lead The Chase For Two Forwards – One On Loan And One Permanent



Newcastle are in pole position to sign Chelsea’s Timo Werner on loan should Thomas Tuchel sanction his compatriot’s departure before the window closes in September. That claim arrives from Mark Douglas in his latest report from i news.

Interest in the 26-year-old has been registered with Chelsea. The Magpies are willing to pay a loan fee and a portion of his wages. This is a move that will not gain momentum until later in the window with his future currently uncertain.

Eddie Howe cast doubt that a new arrival would be coming in before the season kicks off against Nottingham Forest in six days. However, the club is pushing for attacking reinforcements with moves on several fronts; including Werner, Leicester City’s James Maddison, and Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet.

Burnley held Cornet out of their season-opening win at Huddersfield yesterday. The news on the Ivorian is encouraging according to Douglas. While the clubs are still apart in negotiations, Cornet is a deal that seemingly could get done quickly.

He has a £17.5m release clause that Newcastle could trigger at any point. However, they are willing to pay more in a structured deal similar to Nick Pope’s, where the £10m is spread out over four years.

Douglas also believes that a second bid could be launched for Leicester City playmaker James Maddison. An initial offer of £40m was rejected for the 25-year-old, who is valued at around £60m. Questions have also asked about winger Harvey Barnes and midfielder Youri Tielemans.

To avoid running afoul of financial fair play regulations, The Foxes must sell in order to fund new arrivals. While that theoretically could benefit Newcastle, Leicester want most of any agreed fee to be paid upfront which has not been the modus operandi this window.


52 comments so far

  • arran Graham

    Jul 31, 2022 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #1

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  • Dubai Micky

    Jul 31, 2022 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Great drive by Max there.

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  • arran Graham

    Jul 31, 2022 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Wooo

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  • Mund

    Jul 31, 2022 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #4

    Vask

    The ferry to Bilbao used to sail from Southampton (now Portsmouth) and the first President of Bilbao bought 50 shirts from them . When he got back he kept 25 and and sent the rest to his mate from University who was just starting to form Atletico.

    Bit more info to chew on

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  • Mund

    Jul 31, 2022 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Maddison, Fofana, Schmeichel, Barnes and Tielemans all NOT starting in the preseason game vs Sevilla today

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  • Mund

    Jul 31, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #6
  • Toon fans bad

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Neil,

    Cracking word that ‘afoul’, I like it. Thumbsupemojithingy

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Hudson Odoi refused to play for England u21s, didn’t turn up as already been capped for first team. Unforgivable attitude.
    Maddison is for sure another pratt like Grealish. But he works his socks off, has loads of ability and absolutely plenty of end product.
    Would be a great signing and takes the burden off Bruno.
    Our formation seems really fluid in the middle of the park. Bruno deepest but the other two just rotate in where they go.
    Dummett looked like a sunday league player that had won a prize to play for the toon yesterday. Still bemused by his new contract, miles away from being good enuf.

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  • The Mighty Quinn

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #9

    That’s because we’re buying Maddison, Tielemans and Barnes. Fofana ganning to Chelsea and Schmeichel off abroad somewhere.

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Had 15 pints yesterday. Was a long day in the toon. Canny outfit Bilboa mind. Has some nifty players

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  • geordie157

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #11

    If we got Werner on loan and signed Maddison that would be some statement of intent.

    Just one of them improves us massively, the two together with a bit of luck with injuries will put us in the top 6 mix.

    Cornet potentially coming in, could we offer Ritchie and Fernandez as part of the deal. They are playing Taylor as a centre back at the moment so look short there.

    If we get Tielemans though, well I can’t even think of the words to express the excitement that would bring.

    Unlikely that’ll happen but just for a moment think…

    Tielemans, Guimaraes and Joelinton as our central midfield trio

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  • Davas

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Looking forward to the final coming up soon. Good luck England.

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  • Asi Fish

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Yep, looking forward to the England game.

    Hoping to look forward to some more Toon players coming in too. The players we are linked with are very exciting and geordie157 hit the nail on the head.

    #comeonengland
    HWTL

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  • HoundToon

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Final League Position = 5th
    No of Points = 64
    Goals Scored = 62
    League Cup = Winner
    FA Cup = Semis
    Player of the Season = Botman
    Top Goal Scorer = Wilson
    Number of Goals scored by TGS = 20

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #15

    Mund thanks for that clip. I missed first half so it’s great to see that.

    Botman or Burn? Botman.

    Maddison? Wud prefer Paqueta but nobody cud be as big a cnut as Grealish.

    Werner? Stop the lights.

    Werner and Maddison? Europa league surely.

    Anyway, regards to all from boiling Portugal. Magic I hear its pumping rain back in the parish? 🙂

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Oh and Mund we shudnt be arguing like yesterday so I’ll raise you a San Miguel and bury the hatchet man.

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  • Asi Fish

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #17

    This final is going to be mint but I am worried that Germany may be too strong for us……that injury is not good for them but will have also affected our plans.

    Got my fingers crossed that the Lionesses can find a way through again and get that deserved win 🙂

    This tournament has done so much for Women’s football and I think it is awesome.

    I hope NUFC continue their strong support of our Lady Magpies.

    HWTL & HWTL

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  • Asi Fish

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Enjoy the heat Munster, cheers 🙂

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  • Asi Fish

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #19

    COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Final League Position: 7
    Final no. of points: 58
    Goals Scored (Premiership): 54
    League Cup round: quarter final
    FA Cup round:quarter final
    Player of the Season (Blog): Bruno
    Top goal scorer: Wilson
    No. of goals scored by TGS 16

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  • clinath@ed

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Bring it home lasses.
    C’mon England

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  • Davas

    Jul 31, 2022 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Asi fish

    Yeah this competition must have really raised the profile for women’s football

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #23

    no wonder Germany are hard to score against. Even their coach is called Voss Teckelenburg

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  • geordie157

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #24

    No Popp, big chance for England to win this.

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  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Full game now on NUFC YouTube channel.

    https://youtu.be/IQEZgcQ3MNU

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  • Clasol

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Martoon

    Final League Position 7th
    Final number of points 57
    Goals Scored (Premiership) 55
    League Cup 5
    FA Cup 6
    Player of the Season (Blog) – Bruno
    Top Goal Scorer – Wilson
    No of goals scored by TGS = 14

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  • Asi Fish

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #27

    Yes Davas mate – it’s brill 🙂

    Not that my daughter is interested though ha ha

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Decent pre season run outs imo. Bed in the new players, giving minutes to first team players and fringe players. The Austrian training camp would improve the players fitness a fair bit, so again a big positive.

    Roll on next weekend and time for Eddie to implement his final plans. Does anyone know if Shelvey is back or if not, when his expected return date?

    If we could get Maddison from Leicester, that would be a super signing and more attacking options, which could only be a good thing. I’d pay 50m tops for him though, if they want more than we may well have to move on and look elsewhere.

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  • DrGloom

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #29

    England doing a lot of niggly fouls although these commentators are terrible

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Also, come on England.

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  • webbonufc

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #31

    What does number of goals scored by TGS mean before I submit my prediction. I’m going to feel stupid now…..

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  • Romford mag

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Top goal scorer

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  • Wor B

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Top goal scorer

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  • Wor B

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Or in my case 2nd top goal scorer

    Cheers Rom

    😆

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  • webbonufc

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #35

    See I told you so haha. Cheers guys ??

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  • geordie157

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #36

    On the subject of attaching players, hoping De Bolle, Turner-Cooke, Stephenson and Munoz do well this season.

    Wondering if Stephenson could go to Gateshead on loan.

    Munoz from the little I’ve seen seems to have a bit of class about him.

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  • webbonufc

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Final League Position: 8
    Final no. of points: 61
    Goals Scored (Premiership): 58
    League Cup round: quarters
    FA Cup round: semis
    Player of the Season (Blog): Bruno
    Top goal scorer: Wilson
    No. of goals scored by TGS 18

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  • DrGloom

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Seen enough , women’s football is still a bit crap imo

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  • Wor B

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #39

    Gillmag

    I’ve seen your application to join the H2H but you need either your FPL team name or manager name to reflect your blog name to qualify.

    Repost on the “I’m in” thread if you change it, but time is short.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Jul 31, 2022 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Maddison does start for Leicester.

    1. Leicester can sell any 1 or 2 players between Schmeicel, Tielemens, Barnes, Fofana, Maddison and maybe more. They dont need to sell all of them.
    2. It will cost them atleast 35m to replace Maddison. And perhaps re invest the remaining 25 odd. So they will hold out for atleast 50m.
    3. Another complication is the amount of upfront payment we can make.

    Very difficult deal to get done, unless we go all out! And I havent seen us do that for any player.
    However, if we get this done, for me, its the biggest statement of intent by us i.e. picking top quality players off our immediate competitors.

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