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Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 29 Jul 11:04

Newcastle United yet to receive official offer from Real Madrid for Moussa Sissoko

Newcastle United have yet to receive an offer from Real Madrid for Moussa Sissoko but there is genuine interest in the France midfielder, who is being monitored by a number of clubs.

Newcastle United – 29 Jul 10:58

TT?s Top Five: Fastest Premier League players last season

We take a look at the top five fastest players in the Premier League during the 2015/16 season, based on top speeds reached.

The modern game is one that is arguably centered around speed; players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette all strike fear into defenders in their respective leagues.

Pace and power is an instant advantage in the Premier League too – as Jamie Vardy and Anthony Martial, at times, proved to devastating effect last season.

Inspired by Philippe Coutinho’s claim that he “cannot believe” how quick new signing Sadio Mane is, we take a look at who clocked the fastest speed during the last campaign….

Joint 4th: Divock Origi – Liverpool

Divock Origi: Linked with move to Atletico Madrid

Liverpool’s young Belgian clocks in at joint fourth on this list, racking up an impressive top speed of 21.8mph (35.15kmph) during 2015/16.

The 21-year-old came to Merseyside from Ligue 1 outfit Lille OSC, and amassed five goals in 16 Premier League appearances last season, adding three goals in the League Cup and two in the Europa League.

Fans of the club will be hoping that Origi continues to develop into an Anfield star, but blink and you might miss him – especially if your name is Philippe Coutinho!

Joint 4th: Paul Dummett – Newcastle United

Paul Dummett

A somewhat surprising name for some people comes in at joint fourth with Origi in the form of Newcastle’s Paul Dummett.

The Welsh full-back also clocked a top speed of 21.8mph, and in what was a dismal season for the Tynesiders, it appears Dummett’s speed wasn’t enough to carry them to safety.

There is some speculation 24-year-old’s future, with the defender linked with a Premier League return. Perhaps a team that needs a little speed down the flanks could capture this talent…

3rd: Jeffrey Schlupp – Leicester City

Jeff Schlupp: Earned Leicester a penalty

The champions have another reason to be gleaming with pride as their left-sided speedster Jeffrey Schlupp cracks the top five.

Renowned for his burst of pace out wide, the Hamburg-born Ghanian clocked in at 21.9mph (35.26kmph) during last season.

Schlupp played 24 times in the Premier League last campaign, amassing three assists and a goal, but has been with the club since 2010 with over 100 appearances for the Foxes.

2nd: Anthony Martial – Manchester United

Anthony Martial


Anthony Martial’s move from Monaco to Manchester United was the highest transfer fee ever paid for a teenager, something which has perhaps put a spring in the step of the young Frenchman.

Martial was recorded at an impressive 22mph during 2015/16, adding to an impressive 18 goals in all competitions as the 20-year-old made a swift adjustment to English life.

With Mourinho at the helm, look for ‘Tony’ to put up more impressive numbers, and perhaps even break the speed barrier he set.

1st: Jamie Vardy – Leicester City

Jamie Vardy: Set to reject Arsenal

The Premier League winner also clocked 22mph during last season, as the Sheffield-born striker perfectly rounded off a rapid rise to fame.

Vardy’s style suited Ranieri’s Leicester perfect; a hard-working forward that will create his own opportunities thanks to his pace and presence, and will bury even half a chance.

Twenty-four league goals, eight assists, a league-winners medal, an England call-up and a movie to follow. It’s been a good season for Jamie Vardy.

Thoughts begin to drift to the season ahead and possible title snatchers from Vardy and Martial.

Could Sadio Mane find a new burst at Liverpool and top the 22mph mark? Or could the likes of Hector Bellerin, Kyle Walker or Marc Albrighton prove you don’t necessarily have to be a forward to have pace.

Either way, it will be interesting to see who comes out as the fastest sprinter in the marathon of a Premier League season.


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Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 28 Jul 16:54

Manchester United could revive interest in Joao Miranda as Chelsea eye up move for defender Nikola Maksimovic

SIMON JONES - THE TRANSFER COLUMN: Jose Mourinho has signed £30million Eric Bailly from Villarreal but would still like some more experience added to a relatively young defence.

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 28 Jul 16:17

Ex-Newcastle defender Steven Taylor set to join Portland Timbers - sources

Timbers owner Merritt Paulson says winning the MLS cup last year did wonders for the city of Portland. Steven Taylor made 215 league appearances for Newcastle. The Portland Timbers are set to secure the signing of former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Taylor is a free agent after ending his 21-year association with Newcastle earlier this summer when his contract expired. The 30-year-old had been linked with a move to Turkish side Fenebahce, but the Timbers have moved quickly to bring him to America. Taylor has held talks and undergone a medical with the reigning MLS Cup champions and he is expected...

Newcastle United – 28 Jul 09:50

Paper Talk: Arsenal ?earmark? Wenger replacement

Arsenal are making plans for life after Arsene Wenger, while Barcelona are chasing Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez as back-up for Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.


Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has been “earmarked” by Arsenal to replace Arsene Wenger when he steps down at The Emirates.

Wenger has 12 months left on his contract and was the no. 1 target for the FA to replace Roy Hodgson at the end of the season.

The Daily Star exclusive claims the Gunners board “would not have stood in Wenger’s way had he wanted to take over as England boss next summer as the FA had originally wanted”.

Apparently the Arsenal board see Howe, 38, who was also on the FA’s short-list,  as “being a perfect fit” die to his “attractive brand of football and “adventurous approach”.

Thursday's Daily Star back page:
Howe's the top gun#tomorrowspaperstoday #bbcpapers

— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) July 27, 2016


Rangers are in the hunt for Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie, according to the Daily Record.

The Gers are certainly setting their sights high and despite his age, any deal for the 32-year-old former Man Utd and Arsenal striker would be a huge coup.

The Dutchman is apparently keen to leave the Turkish outfit after just one season. Van Persie signed a three-year deal last summer and moved for a fee of just under £4million, but the bookies have made Gers odds-on to now land the forward. And that unfortunately seems to be the whole basis of the reports. Oh dear…

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Real Madrid are set to firm up their interest in Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko with a bid expected as soon as Manchester United confirm they have won the race to sign Paul Pogba. (Telegraph)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, is set to complete his move to Manchester United for a world record £112m, with a Juventus source saying the deal is done. (Various)

Alternatively, the Champions League winners accept that they cannot compete for Pogba and are ready to turn their attention to signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko with the Magpies wanting £30m for the 26-year-old. (Daily Telegraph)

Everton defender John Stones, 22, is set to join Manchester City for £50m – and the deal could be finalised this week. (Daily Mail)

If City fail to tie up a deal for Stones, manager Pep Guardiola has Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, 29, as a back-up option. (Daily Mirror)

Everton are already preparing for life without Stones and have earmarked Sunderland’s Lamine Kone, 27, as a possible £14m replacement for their defence. (Sun)

Arsenal have spoken to the agent of Valencia’s German defender Shkodran Mustafi, 24. (Emanuele Giulianelli)

Liverpool outcast Mario Balotelli has been offered a career lifeline with a potential move to Besiktas (Various).

Manchester City centre-back Eliaquim Mangala, 25, could replace Mustafi at Valencia – if City sign Stones. (Sun)

Leicester have agreed a £7.4m deal to sign Bartosz Kapustka from Cracovia. (Mail)

Chelsea have bid £38m for Napoli’s 25-year-old Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly. (Sky Italy)

Stoke remain interested in West Brom’s 22-year-old striker Saido Berahino. (TalkSPORT)

Eden Hazard has vowed to repay Chelsea for his “very bad season” and drive the club back to the top of the Premier League. (Express)

Liverpool could be beaten to the £20m signing of 22-year-old Benfica midfielder Anderson Talisca – by Championship side Wolves. (A Bola)

Southampton are interested in signing Barcelona striker Cristian Tello, 24, for around £10m and Malaga midfielder Recio, 24 for £5m, (Sun)

Barcelona want 23-year-old Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez to serve as back-up to Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez. (IBTimes)

Former Real Madrid and Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, 33, has contacted fellow Dutchman Jaap Stam about a move to Reading. (Get Reading)

Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa, 30, has told manager Claudio Ranieri he wants to leave the Premier League champions to join Swansea in a £10m deal. (Sun)

Swansea also want to sign Sevilla and Spain striker Fernando Llorente, 31, on loan. (IUSport)

However, the former Juventus player could be close to a move to Real Sociedad. (ESPN)

Leicester midfielder Andy King, 27, will sign a new contract to stay at the club until 2020. (ESPN)

New Sunderland manager David Moyes has turned down the chance to sign Aston Villa defender Micah Richards, 28, for £5m. (Northern Echo)

Brighton have made a £3.5m offer for Blackburn defender Shane Duffy, 24. (Daily Mirror)

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Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Jul 13:31

Barcelona consider shock swoop for Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez as they struggle to sign a new striker

Newcastle forward Ayoze Perez is on Barcelona’s wanted list as they look to bring in a back-up striker for their Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar forward line.

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 27 Jul 02:13

Southend United 0-2 Newcastle: Rafa Benitez's men continue strong pre-season... but why was Phil Brown climbing above the stands? 

The former Hull City boss watched his side's friendly against Newcastle from the TV gantry at Roots Hall, after making a perilous climb up a ladder before the game.

Newcastle United F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 19:37

Norwich City make bid that could rise to £12m for Fulham striker Ross McCormack

Norwich have made a bid for Fulham striker Ross McCormack that could rise to £12million with add-ons. He has been the subject of interest from Aston Villa, Newcastle, Sheffield Wednesday and Hull.

Newcastle United – 26 Jul 08:54

Paper Talk: Man Utd in £50m bid; new Messi to Man City talk

Manchester City have been given fresh hope of a deal for Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, while Manchester United are set to continue their spending with a £50million bid for a defender, according to Tuesday morning’s newspapers.



Manchester City believe they are in pole position to sign Lionel Messi – but only if he one day decides to leave Barcelona.

Their interest has been peaked by claims on Monday by former Blaugrana president Joan Laporta that there is a conspiracy at the Nou Camp to get rid of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

‘There are certain powers who want Messi to no longer be a Barca player,’ Laporta told Catalunya Radio.

‘The club has let the player down, the best player in history, the best player in the world. We have a president and a board that didn’t accompany him when he had to testify in court.’

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Citizens are still doubtful that the 29-year-old will ever leave the Catalan outfit, but believe that his relationship with manager Pep Guardiola could see him arrive at the Etihad if he did.

Messi – sporting a new blonde dye during Barcelona’s training St George’s Park – is also friends with Sky Blues chief executive Ferran Soriano and director Txiki Begiristain, who used to work for Barcelona before moving to the Premier League side.



Leonardo Bonucci: Wanted by Guardiola

Manchester United are ready to rival Manchester City for Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, according to reports.

The defender, 29, has been linked with a £50million switch to Man City as Pep Guardiola bids to beef up his central defence with neither Eliaquim Mangala or Nicolas Otamendi totally convincing alongside Vincent Kompany.

But Jose Mourinho also intends to strengthen his central defence and the Manchester Evening News claim the United boss has also identified Bonucci and is preparing a £50million bid.

However, the paper claims that with United closing in on a world record deal for Paul Pogba, the club are unlikely to sell another of their key men to the club and ‘would prefer’ to do business with City for the player.

United have already signed central defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal this summer but Mourinho admitted he was uncertain whether the Ivory Coast international would immediately adapt to the Premier League, while Marcos Rojo could leave.




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Manchester City are closing on the £20m transfer of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus despite rival interest from Manchester United (Daily Mail)

Everton are working on a deal to land Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic as Ronald Koeman looks to find a solution to bolster his attack (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have made a surprise move for Carlos Tevez, as their search for a new striker widened last night (Daily Express)

Chelsea are set for a boost with Atletico Madrid on the verge of dropping their interest in Diego Costa (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool could break the £100m barrier for sales this summer (Daily Mail)

Premier League champions Leicester will hold crunch contract talks with Kasper Schmeichel, Danny Simpson, Danny Drinkwater, Jeffrey Schlupp and Riyad Mahrez ahead of the new season (Daily Mirror)

Mahrez is “not bothered” about speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal, according to team-mate Demarai Gray, 20 (The Independent)

West Ham are set to make a move for a new left-back after Aaron Cresswell was ruled out for up to four months (Daily Mirror)

Sam Allardyce admitted Arsene Wenger is among the bosses with whom he will build bridges to ensure players are released for England (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker could be out for up to five months after suffering a knee injury (The Sun)

Manchester United have upped their bid for Paul Pogba to £95m to force the world record deal over the line – but the deal is being held up by who picks up his agent’s £25million fee (The Sun)

Juventus could replace Pogba with 32-year-old Barcelona player Javier Mascherano, who can play in defence and midfield, if the France international moves to Old Trafford (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester City and Manchester United will continue to visit China for pre-season tours despite the shambles surrounding the cancellation of yesterday’s derby game in Beijing (Daily Star)

Crystal Palace have joined Premier League new-boys Burnley in the battle to sign Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens (Daily Star)

Steve Bruce is considering whether to quit football altogether after his shock departure from Hull (Daily Star)

Sunderland have finally thanked Sam Allardyce for saving them from relegation – three days after he left to take the England job (Daily Star)

Sam Allardyce has left Wayne Rooney in limbo over the England captaincy for at least another month and suggested that he will lose his midfield place unless he is playing in that role for Manchester United (Daily Telegraph)

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have both made official offers to 26-year-old Newcastle and France midfielder Moussa Sissoko (Le 10 Sport)

Hull City have a five-man shortlist topped by former Everton boss Roberto Martinez as they seek a successor to Steve Bruce (The Guardian)

Sunderland midfielder Liam Bridcutt is keen to join Leeds United. The 27-year-old Scotland international spent time on loan at Elland Road last season (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Winger Ryan Kent, 19, is the first of a host of youngsters Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp intends to send out on loan next season (Liverpool Echo)

Bristol City have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich to sign 21-year-old goalkeeper Ivan Lucic for an undisclosed fee (Bristol Post)

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Newcastle United – 25 Jul 09:32

Wijnaldum explains Liverpool move and reveals he snubbed duo

Georginio Wijnaldum has discussed why he was persuaded to sign for Liverpool after revealing he rejected advances from two of the club’s Premier League rivals to join the Reds in a £25million deal.

The Holland midfielder was a man in demand this summer following Newcastle’s relegation from the Championship and admits it was the decision to work with Jurgen Klopp that lured him to Anfield after he rejected the advances of both Everton and Tottenham.

The former PSV star, who also had the opportunity to stay at St James’ Park, has signed a five-year deal at Anfield, and speaking about his move, he told the Liverpool Echo he that he knew as soon as he met Klopp that he wanted to play under the German.

“In that conversation he made me feel really good,� Wijnaldum said.

“He gave me a lot of confidence because he said he liked my way of playing football. He said I was a person he really wanted to have in his squad.


MORE: Will Wijnaldum arrival spell the end of Lallana at Liverpool?


“Something like that is always good to hear. It made me happy, especially as it came from such a great trainer like Jurgen Klopp.

“He showed how good he is at Dortmund with all the success he had. It’s always great when a trainer of that kind of ability says he needs you in his team.

“There was interest from Everton but Liverpool had more interest. Jurgen gave me a good feeling in that conversation. Straight after that I had the feeling that I wanted to come to Liverpool.

“Of course Liverpool is a big club with a good history. Everyone knows that. But there had to be a match.

“He’s in charge and if a great trainer like him wants you then it gives you more confidence to come to a club like this.â€�


Benitez ‘advice’


Wijnaldum linked up with the squad in California on Saturday and took part in his first training session just hours later.

Rafa Benitez had been desperate to keep him at Newcastle to help fuel their promotion push back to the Premier League.

But the 25-year-old told the former Reds boss he just couldn’t turn down the chance to work with Klopp.

“Rafa just said that Liverpool is a big club,� Wijnaldum said.

“The biggest thing he said was that he wanted to keep me for Newcastle.

“He didn’t want to sell me but he said that if a great offer came in they would think about it. He wanted to keep me there.

“He didn’t say: ‘You need to go to Liverpool’ because he wanted me to stay at Newcastle.â€�

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ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 25 Jul 02:57

Georginio Wijnaldum: Jurgen Klopp made it easy to pick Liverpool

With Georginio Wijnaldum's move from Newcastle to Liverpool, here's all you need to know about Jurgen Klopp's latest recruit. The guys answer your tweets about Sunderland and Hull City relegation, the Champions League, and the Wijnaldum Liverpool move. Georginio Wijnaldum says one conversation with Jurgen Klopp was all it took to convince him to join Liverpool. The Netherlands international signed with Klopp's side on Friday before flying to California to take part in his first training with his new club on Saturday. Wijnaldum was also pursued by Liverpool's rivals Everton, but the 25-year-old said Klopp's presentation made the difference in his decision. "In that conversation he made me feel really good," Wijnaldum told the Liverpool Echo. "He...

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 22 Jul 20:10

Liverpool complete signing of Newcastle's Georginio Wijnaldum

The ESPN FC panel look at Liverpool's signings in the summer transfer window and what it means for Liverpool's EPL season. With Georginio Wijnaldum's move from Newcastle to Liverpool, here's all you need to know about Jurgen Klopp's latest recruit. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explains why he chose to go after each of the Reds summer signings. Manager Jurgen Klopp says he has been happy with Liverpool's performances in pre-season so far. ESPN's Steve Nicol reacts to Georginio Wijnaldum's move to Liverpool and discusses his possible role. Alison Bender looks at whether Georginio Wijnaldum will be a good fit for Liverpool, as the Reds close in on a £25m deal. Liverpool have completed the signing of Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. The two sides on Thursday had agreed a fee and Wijnaldum was to undergo a medical "as soon as possible." Wijnaldum has signed a five-year contract with the Reds and the Liverpool Echo report that they have paid around £23 million up front with an extra £2m in add-ons for the services of the 25-year-old. He will now head to the United States to join up with Jurgen Klopp's side on their preseason tour,...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 22 Jul 20:07

Liverpool sign Wijnaldum for £25m

Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum joins Liverpool on a five-year deal in a £25m move from Newcastle.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 22 Jul 14:42

Hanley ready for Championship battle

Defender Grant Hanley is ready to help Newcastle United adjust to Championship life following his move from Blackburn.

Newcastle United – 22 Jul 14:00

Liverpool have wanted Wijnaldum for years, says former star

Liverpool are long-term admirers of £25million transfer target Georginio Wijnaldum, according to a former fans’ favourite.

The Reds are expected to complete the signing of Wijnaldum within the week, having agreed a £25m fee with Newcastle for the player.

And cult hero Kuyt says that the club have been monitoring the midfielder for years.

“A wonderful transfer for Gini,� Kuyt told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. “The best compliment for him was that his name in my time at Liverpool buzzed inside the club,� added the 36-year-old, who spent six years at Anfield from 2006 to 2012.

“He was watched by the scouts already in his youth days at Feyenoord as a very great talent. When I played for Liverpool, I heard them frequently say that he would be a wonderful asset one day.


READ MORE: Will Wijnaldum signing spell the end for Lallana at Liverpool?


“He eventually ended up at PSV and Newcastle, before moving to Anfield. He is now at a top club in England and he’ll be at home.�

Kuyt, who is enjoying the later years of his career with boyhood club Feyenoord, says that Wijnaldum has proven his talent at the 2014 World Cup, and that Liverpool signing him indicates that the club are making positive moves.

“Led by Klopp, Liverpool want to go way up again,� he said. “I myself have been at the semi-finals in the Europa League and then I noticed that something is growing. Klopp sees Gini as a nice player. I know him well, he also did well in Brazil.�

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ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 22 Jul 10:36

Newcastle's Georginio Wijnaldum to have Liverpool medical - source

ESPN's Steve Nicol reacts to Georginio Wijnaldum's move to Liverpool and discusses his possible role. Alison Bender looks at whether Georginio Wijnaldum will be a good fit for Liverpool, as the Reds close in on a £25m deal. Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum will undergo a medical on Friday ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool, a source has told ESPN FC. Sources told ESPN FC on Thursday that the two clubs had agreed a fee and the Dutch international would take his medical "as soon as possible." The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds will pay Newcastle around £23 million upfront with another possible £2m in add-ons for the services of the 25-year-old. The midfielder joined the North-East...

ESPN FC - Newcastle United News 21 Jul 15:24

Grant Hanley joins Newcastle United from Blackburn Rovers

Alison Bender looks at whether or not allowing Moussa Sissoko to leave St. James' Park would be the best move for Newcastle United. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop feels Moussa Sissoko may be best suited for Tottenham, ahead of the likes of Arsenal. Newcastle United have completed the signing of defender Grant Hanley from Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee. Scotland international Hanley, 24, has signed a five-year contract at Newcastle and becomes Rafa Benitez's sixth signing of the summer. Benitez told the club's official website: "I am very pleased to bring Grant Hanley to our project to add his hard work and potential to our squad. "It was clear that we needed another central defender and we were seeking someone...

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 21 Jul 14:54

Newcastle sign Blackburn captain Hanley

Newcastle United sign defender Grant Hanley from Blackburn Rovers on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 14 Jul 18:46

Coyle confirms Hanley bids rejected

Blackburn Rovers boss Owen Coyle confirms they have rejected two bids for Grant Hanley from Newcastle United.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC 13 Jul 09:58

Ritchie 'rejected new Bournemouth deal'

Matt Ritchie says he turned down the offer of a new contract at Bournemouth before opting to join new club Newcastle.

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