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Crystal Palace are in talks with PSG over the proposed £10 million transfer of French International Johan Cabaye…

Talk of a move for the French International has rumbled on for a while, but not it seems negotiations have reached a formal stage. Cabaye joined PSG from Newcastle – then managed by Palace boss Alan Pardew, of course - for £19 million in January 2014. But has struggled to make an impact and started just 13 matches last season. Aged 29 and with the Euros at the end of the coming season, Cabaye will be keen to secure regular first-team action. Palace expect competition though - London rivals Tottenham and West Ham have already declared an interest, plus Southampton are monitoring the situation having resigned themselves to losing Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United. It’s been a frustrating summer so far of Pardew and Palace, with interest in Loic Remy, Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips so far fruitless.
Source: The Guardian
Jul 1 - 4:50 AM

Sammy Ameobi looks set to extend his stay at Newcastle before heading out on a season long loan deal with Championship side Cardiff City believed to be interested in signing the winger.

Ameobi enjoyed his best return in a United shirt last season but his 15 starts were maybe more indicative of the club’s plight – and lack of squad depth - rather than players ability. Ameobi has spent a number of years on Tyneside and very much like his brother – Shola – promised so much but ultimately failed to deliver. A loan spell to local rivals Middlesbrough back in 2013 was intended to kick start his career gaining first team experience but the player was once again confined to the reserves on his return. With only 21 BPL starts spread across 5 season’s time is running out for Ameobi and dropping down a level to guarantee himself some game time may not be such a bad move for the former England under-21.
Source: Wales Online
Jun 30 - 7:46 AM

Reports from Belgium indicate that Newcastle are 1 of 3 clubs believed to be interested in signing Serbian star Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The 20 year-old currently plies his trade for Anderlecht and boasts an impressive goalscoring record having netted 36 times from 69 starts and would cost in the region of $20 million. However United face stiff competition from two of Portugal’s power three with FC Porto and Benfica rumoured to be preparing a bid. The Magpies have been linked to a number of players throughout Europe but are yet to make their first signing although Florian Thauvin is said to be close to agreeing a deal after Newcastle submitted an improved offer to Marseille. Defensively Craig Dawson, Joel Matip and Ron Vlaar have been flagged while Dnipro winger Yehven Konoplyanka is believed to be another target.
Jun 26 - 11:10 AM

West Ham are looking to sign a trio of French internationals with Marseille attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet expected to be the first to join the Hammers in a move worth around $19 million.

Payet arrives on the back of a solid Ligue 1 season which returned 7 goals and 17 assists in a deal which the club hope to conclude within the next 24 hours. Payet would become the club’s third summer signing although Slaven Bilic has no intention of calling a halt to his transfer dealings just yet with the Hammers’ pursuing former Newcastle playmaker Yohan Cabaye and Chelsea striker Loic Remy. Both have struggled to nail down a regular spot at their respective clubs and the pair are keen on playing within the BPL next season although their availability has sparked interest amongst a number of sides. Any possibility of Alex Song joining West Ham looks to be over after the club refused to meet Barcelona's $8 million price tag plus the players $100k per week salary.
Source: London24
Jun 25 - 7:17 AM

Newcastle defender Paul Dummett will miss Friday nights’ crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Belgium in Cardiff after failing to recover from a hamstring strain.

Dummett has endured an injury hit campaign on Tyneside having missed a large chuck of the season. An ongoing thigh problem combined with knee surgery - which was expected to keep the 23 year-old out until the summer - hampered his progress although the defender did play a part in the remaining 4-games domestically. However injury has struck again leaving Wales manager Chris Coleman with a defensive headache as James Collins [calf] and Ben Davies [shoulder] remain sidelined. Nevertheless the squad has been boosted as captain Ashley Williams and midfielder Joe Allen declare themselves fit for the match at the Millennium Stadium.
Jun 12 - 3:26 AM

Newcastle United have appointed Steve McClaren as the new head coach, giving him a three year contract.

It didn't take long for the Magpies to bring in John Carver's replacement. McClaren has a solid resume in his 20 years of management experience. He won the league title with FC Twente in the Eredivise and earned a trophy while managing Middlesbrough in the previous decade. Hopefully, McClaren takes pleasure in fixing things because he is taking over a right mess at Newcastle, who barely dodged relegation this past season. The brass expect a top eight finish from the new boss, but two consecutive positive results would be the first order of business.
Jun 11 - 11:01 AM

A star-studded Dutch side took a 3-1 lead on the visiting US but couldn't hold it as the Americans rallied for a 4-3 win in Amsterdam.

It had the feel of an all-star game or a testamonial. There was no defense played and the score could easily have been 8-7. The score was even at one each going into the half. The Dutch took a two goal lead in the second half on a second from Huntelaar's second and a deflection by Memphis Depay. It looked like an easy Dutch win but the Americans scored three late goals to score their first victory over the Netherlands in Europe.
Jun 5 - 7:14 PM

This one would be a huge shock if it happened but Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace to work with Alan Pardew again.

The 29-year-old midfielder started only 13 matches for PSG this past season and featured in 11 more as a substitute. With Euro2016 scheduled for France, Cabaye may need a move away from Paris to ensure that he is getting enough playing time to feature for Les Bleus when they host the tournament. If PSG make him available, you get the feeling he could find a bigger club if he wanted to. The shred of credibility in this rumor is that the player may value the relationship with Pardew and the comfort in knowing that he will likely start every match he is healthy for if he moves to Selhurst Park.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 4 - 12:11 PM

Newcastle United were able to avoid relegation on the final day of the season with a 2-0 win over West Ham United.

It was a nervy atmosphere at St. James' Park as expected, and though the Magpies showed themselves better in the opening half of the match than they had in quite a long time, anxiety continued to grow around the stadium as they went into the locker room at halftime with the game still 0-0. The breakthrough came in the 54th minute, when Jonas Gutierrez sent a cross toward the Hammers' far post and found Moussa Sissoko, who headed it in strongly. The job was not finished though, as a second goal was needed to truly feel safe and it came courtesy of Gutierrez who sent a strike that was helped by a deflection into the net for his first goal in over two years. Newcastle ended February looking like they would only need one more positive result to avoid relegation. Though there is plenty of issues with the club, they can rest easy now that they got the job done in time.
Source: NBC Sports
May 24 - 11:58 AM

John Carver has revealed Siem de Jong could be a part of the Newcastle squad this weekend as the Geordies take on West Ham knowing a win would guarantee their top-flight status.

De Jong made a surprise return ahead of schedule against Swansea following a collapsed lung but the Dutch play-maker has missed the 2-previous games citing thigh muscle weakness. Only a victory on Sunday would assure Newcastle of another season in the BPL with Hull City only 2-points behind with superior goal difference and the inclusion of De Jong would provide a welcome boost given the importance of the match. Carver may also be tempted to call upon some of his so-called ‘big guns’ to help his team over the line despite fitness concerns; Papiss Cisse and Rolando Aarons have recently returned from long-term absences but the pair undoubtedly add quality and could be risked in what would be one final roll of the dice.
May 20 - 4:46 PM

With their safety still not guaranteed heading into the final week of the season, John Carver will need to decide whether or not to hand Papiss Cisse a start.

It has been a Jekyll and Hyde season for Cisse, who seems to be fit and scoring goals or sidelined because of injury or suspension, with little grey area in between. Since returning from his prolonged suspension, he has acted as a substitute for two games, coming on in the final half hour. It is a sign that Cisse isn't completely in the doghouse. Carver has to be aware of the striker's scoring rate when starting and cannot ignore that without Cisse's goals, they may have been relegated by now. It is a gamble but, considering what is at stake, taking a chance on Cisse in fantasy at his discounted price could pay off big time.
May 19 - 11:27 AM

Mousa Sissoko put up three shots on target versus West Brom this past weekend on the way to 14 fantasy points.

Sissoko was a bright spot for Newcastle, who haven't had many bright spots in recent weeks. No one on Newcastle right now is guaranteed playing time or is playing very well so whether or not he can keep this up is a big question mark, but it was nice to see some energy from a Newcastle player this past weekend. We don't recommend anyone from Newcastle for the rest of the season, but if you're a big fan, Sissoko could be a nice differential option down the stretch.
May 14 - 12:06 AM

Ayoze Perez scored a fine goal to equalize Victor Anichebe's first half strike and Newcastle earned a point in their effort to avoid relegation.

Saturday was a mixed bag for Newcastle. They got a nice goal from Ayoze Perez to earn a draw against in-form West Brom. Aston Villa, Sunderland, and Leicester City all won and pushed ahead of Newcastle in the race for safety. The best news of the day came from the KC Stadium where Hull City dropped a 1-0 decision to Burnley. The loss drops Hull City two points behind Newcastle with tougher fixtures over the final two matches. Hull City face Spurs at White Hart Lane and Manchester United at home while Newcastle get QPR who are likely to be relegated already at Loftus Road and West Ham back at St. James' Park. The Magpies might just manage to avoid relegation...but just.
Source: espnfc.com
May 9 - 1:00 PM

Newcastle coach John Carver has confirmed Siem de Jong will not feature this weekend after the Dutch play-maker was sent for a scan after aggravating a thigh problem.

Carver announced de Jong would not be risked following his stop / start season leaving the Magpies down to the bare bones once again as West Brom visit in a crucial game at St James’ Park. Although the full extent of the problem is not known the player himself confirmed via social media that he hopes to return to training next week with a view to playing a part in the season finale. Newcastle have lost 7-successive games and find themselves precariously close to the drop zone and with 3-games remaining their survival hangs in the balance. Papiss Demba Cisse and Rolando Aarons are hoping to join the squad but after two and six months out neither will start although their presence alone is a boost.
May 7 - 6:26 PM

With Daryl Janmaaat and Mike Williamson both suspended for their next match, expect another patchwork defensive unit named by John Carver as Newcastle host West Brom this weekend.

Fabricio Coloccini will be at center back as per usual, otherwise Carver will have to move a few pieces around lest he wants to dip in to his youth squad. Expect Ryan Taylor to shift back to right back to fill in for Janmaat, Jack Colback to shift to left back from central midfield and Paul Dummett, who would normally be at left back, to push in to partner Coloccini. It would be difficult to imagine anything but a long day at the office for this unit, so despite not being known for attacking investment, the Baggies should be looked at for possible options there to potentially exploit the Toon.



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