Newcastle Rumors & News

  • Rafa Benitez will stay at Newcastle even if they are relegated, reckons Harry Redknapp

    Daily Mirror "The Spaniard is being tempted to rebuild at St James's Park, even if his efforts to rescue the club from the drop fail Rafa Benitez has been told he should stay at Newcastle – even if they go down. The Spaniard is being tempted to rebuild at St James's Park, even if his efforts to rescue the..." April 26

  • Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool swoop for France’s resurgent former Newcastle flop Hatem Ben Arfa

    The Sun "The German boss is set to hand French international Ben Arfa another shot in the English top flight after a torrid time at Newcastle and Hull. However, the winger, 29, has been in fine form in France this term, netting 16 goals in 29 league matches for Ligue 1 side Nice — including a hat-trick..." April 21

  • Rafael Benitez: Newcastle fans should wait until end of season before assigning blame

    Daily Star "Newcastle face Swansea today with Benitez still in search of his first win as manager after embarrassing defeats at Norwich and Southampton. The Toon chief is aware that many supporters’ relationship with the club is at breaking point and they’ve lost patience with several overpaid,..." April 16

  • Everton in transfer tussle with Newcastle United for teenage striker Bassala Sambou

    Liverpool Echo "Everton face a fight with Newcastle United to sign teenage striker Bassala Sambou. The 18-year-old has caught the eye of the Blues after hitting 25 goals for Coventry City’s youth teams this season. Sambou has rejected the chances to sign professional terms with the League One side and is..." April 15

  • Steven Taylor set for Newcastle exit after two decades with his local heroes

    Daily Mail "Steven Taylor’s 21-year association with Newcastle United could be coming to an end with the defender yet to be told about a new deal. The 30-year-old joined Newcastle’s youth academy in 1995 but he is set to leave when his contract expires this summer. Rafa Benitez substituted Taylor at..." April 13

  • Newcastle would have to pay Jonjo Shelvey £80,000 a week in the Championship

    The Telegraph "Newcastle United are facing the nightmare prospect of paying Jonjo Shelvey £80,000 a week in the Championship after failing to negotiate a wage cut in the event of relegation. With Rafa Benitez urging owner Mike Ashley to launch a root and branch review of the way the club is run, Newcastle..." April 12

  • Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat breaks two fingers by punching dressing room wall during Southampton defeat

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat is understood to have broken two fingers by punching the dressing room wall during the Magpies' defeat at Southampton on Saturday. The full-back was forced off with a groin injury during the first period after falling awkwardly trying to intercept a pass from..." April 12

  • Newcastle and Sunderland would plunge North East into economic doom if pair were relegated from Premier League

    The Sun "Rafa Benitez’s Toon side seem certain to drop out of the Premier League after their latest horror show at Southampton. And the Black Cats have to win at Norwich next week or begin to steel themselves for the drop. Relegation would see both take a massive financial hit, missing out on the..." April 11

  • Premier League players 'underperform because of worries over poker losses on team bus'

    The Telegraph "Premier League players are underperforming on the pitch because of worries arising from poker games on the team coach or at hotels before matches, according to new research. Top footballers are also using online betting sites to conceal their gambling from their partners, the British..." April 07

  • Arsenal and Tottenham monitor £25m West Ham and Newcastle target as race hots up

    The Express "Batshuayi has been in prolific form in Ligue 1 this season - only Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Alexandre Lacazette have scored more times. The Marseille striker has 13 goals in 29 appearances in the league and eight assists too making him one of the most productive players in..." March 19

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    SKY SOURCES: Benitez to sign three-year contract at Newcastle with opt-out clause if club relegated to Championship #SSNHQ

  • Steve McClaren: Newcastle United sack head coach

    BBC "Newcastle United have sacked head coach Steve McClaren. The former England boss won just six of 28 Premier League games in charge of the Magpies, who are just one place off the foot of the table. McClaren and his team were booed off following Saturday's 3-1 loss to Bournemouth at St James'..." March 11

  • Newcastle appoint Rafa Benitez on three-year deal after sacking Steve McClaren

    The Guardian "Rafael Benítez has been appointed Newcastle United’s new manager, hours after Steve McClaren’s sacking was confirmed. Benítez, the former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager, arrived on Tyneside on Friday morning to complete negotiations with the club and has now been confirmed on a three-year..." March 11

  • Newcastle sound out Rafa Benitez to replace Steve McClaren - but the Spaniard remains unconvinced

    Daily Mirror "Rafa Benitez has been targeted by Newcastle to replace Steve McClaren. The former Liverpool and Chelsea manager is the biggest name in the frame for a ten game rescue job at St James’s Park. Benitez, who was axed as Real Madrid coach in January, is keen on a return to the Premier League and..." March 09

  • Rafa Benitez and David Moyes on shortlist for Newcastle job

    Sky Sports "McClaren took training on Tuesday and Wednesday morning but is still in the dark over his future as speculation grows on whether his nine-month tenure will come to an end. The 54-year-old is under increasing pressure after Saturday's 3-1 home defeat by Bournemouth in the Premier League, with..." March 09

  • Newcastle United is a broken club right now - and there is not just one person to blame

    Chronicle Live "Everyone is looking for who is to blame at Newcastle United right now, and the reality is there is not just one man; it is everyone at the club. Steve McClaren is culpable, yes, and I believe a change of head coach is necessary - but that isn’t suddenly going to solve the hundreds of issues..." March 09

  • Newcastle have held a board meeting to discuss Steve McClaren's future - here's where they stand

    Chronicle Live "Steve McClaren is clinging to his job as head coach at Newcastle United. The Magpies chief could yet get a stay of execution - but United’s board have been considering all of the options during a meeting that took place outside the city. McClaren had also not been offered any assurances over..." March 08

  • Newcastle expected to sack Steve McClaren within 48 hours

    The Guardian "Steve McClaren’s future at Newcastle United remained in a state of damaging limbo on Monday night although the former England coach is expected to be sacked within the next 48 hours. On Monday Newcastle’s board met to formalise crisis talks which had begun on Sunday after the 3-1 surrender the..." March 08

  • Steve McClaren faces Newcastle sack: Rodgers and Moyes keen on management return

    Daily Star "Fans called for his head during Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat against Bournemouth, which left the club second from bottom. Owner Mike Ashley was not there to see Newcastle plunge deeper into trouble but held crisis talks with managing director Lee Charnley yesterday. Charnley has so far..." March 07

  • Moyes and Benítez wait as Newcastle enter crisis talks over McClaren’s future

    The Guardian "Crisis talks are taking place at Newcastle United with directors debating whether to sack Steve McClaren and whom they might replace him with. David Moyes’s name is believed to have figured prominently in discussions and Rafa Benítez has previously expressed discreet interest in one of English..." March 07

  • David Moyes in pole position to take over Newcastle hot seat as Steve McClaren’s exit looms

    The Telegraph "Steve McClaren is expected to be told on Monday he has been sacked as Newcastle United head coach, with owner Mike Ashley keen to move quickly to secure the services of David Moyes. The former Manchester United manager is the clear frontrunner to take charge at St James’ Park as he has made it..." March 07

  • David Moyes in the frame to take over at Newcastle United as Steve McClaren nears the exit door

    The Telegraph "David Moyes is expected to open talks with Newcastle United about becoming their next head coach over the next few days following the abject 3-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth. The North-East club are expected to sack incumbent Steve McClaren after the club’s fifth defeat in sixth matches left..." March 06

  • Arsenal eye surprise move for Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons

    Daily Mirror "Arsenal have been linked with a surprise move for Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons. The 20-year-old looks set to leave St James’ Park at the end of the season having failed to agree a new contract. He has warmed the bench for much of this campaign, making just eight appearances, but is tipped..." February 29

  • Arsenal, AC Milan and Juventus interested in Aarons

    Chronicle Live "Newcastle United hot prospect Rolando Aarons is being monitored by Arsenal, AC Milan and Juventus, according to reports in Italy. Tuttomercatoweb say Aarons, who is yet to sign a new deal with the Magpies, has attracted the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with the Gunners..." February 27

  • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger plots double summer raid on Newcastle

    The Express "According to ClubCall, the Arsenal manager has set his sights on 19-year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who is out of contact at the end of the season. The England Under-19 international, who is also a target for Liverpool and Tottenham, is expected to leave St James' Park as he's yet to open..." February 26

  • Newcastle United captaincy could be the making of 'rough diamond' Jonjo Shelvey - here's why

    Chronicle Live "We seem to talk an awful lot about captaincy in this country. I’m not sure that abroad it’s as much of an issue. In Italy, they used to just hand the armband to the player who had played the most games. But in England – and at Newcastle United – I think the identity of the man leading the side..." February 23

  • Fabricio Coloccini adds to Newcastle's woes as captain gets crocked during warm-weather training camp

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini could be out for a month after suffering a calf injury during a club break in Spain. And the Argentinian could lose the captaincy permanently if results improve in his absence. Newcastle boss Steve McClaren made new £10million midfielder Jonjo Shelvey..." February 22

  • Arsenal, Newcastle and Chinese Super League in transfer war to sign Man Utd ace

    The Express "Carrick is out of contract in the summer and has yet to be offered a new deal leaving the England player’s future in limbo. That has alerted the cash rich Chinese League who already have team-mate Wayne Rooney on their wanted list with wages of £500,000 a week being dangled in the England..." February 21

  • Newcastle United offered shock Ronaldinho transfer deal

    Metro "The Brazilian superstar, now 35, is currently a free agent after leaving Fluminense at the end of last year. A move to England has been talked up, with Leicester City keen, and now The Sun say Newcastle have been offered a deal for the player. However, his UK agent Barry O’Connor says the..." February 18

  • Struggling Newcastle loses starting striker Mitrovic for weeks

    Pro Soccer Talk "Newcastle United’s midseason “training camp” in Spain is going on without its starting striker. Aleksandar Mitrovic, the $20 million signing who’s been in plenty of finishing positions but only scored five goals, is set for some time on the sidelines after suffering a knee ligament..." February 18

  • Time running out for Steve McClaren at relegation-threatened Newcastle United

    The Guardian "Steve McClaren knows he is running out of time to reassure Mike Ashley, Newcastle United’s owner, he is the right man to save the club from relegation. The 5-1 defeat at Chelsea meant Newcastle dropped back into the bottom three and the board are looking for a significant improvement in the next..." February 16

  • Newcastle handed Papiss Cisse boost as striker declares himself fit after six-week layoff

    Daily Mirror "Papiss Cisse has given Newcastle a huge fitness boost. Newcastle striker Cisse has declared himself fit after being out for the last six weeks with a groin injury. But Cisse insists he is now feeling “fit and sharp” as Newcastle face a desperate fight for Premier League survival. Cisse..." February 16

  • Steve McClaren in Danger of Axe at Struggling Newcastle United

    Bleacher Report "Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley backed manager Steve McClaren with some big signings in January." February 15

  • Premier League clubs have a duty to look after supporters

    Daily Mail "If you hit the jackpot on the lottery this week, what is the first thing you would do? I’d say you would go straight to your mum and dad and make sure they were looked after. They are the constants in your life, the ones providing support when it is most needed. Could you imagine reaching a..." February 09

  • Newcastle planning big money move for Liverpool striker

    Daily Star "England star Sturridge, 26, is growing increasingly unhappy at Anfield after continued question marks over his fitness and pain threshold. Liverpool - who bought Sturridge for £12million from Chelsea three years go - rate the player highly. But Kop boss Jurgen Klopp will consider selling..." February 07

  • Newcastle complete loan signing of Roma striker Seydou Doumbia with option to buy

    Daily Mail "Newcastle United have completed the loan signing of Roma striker Seydou Doumbia - a player hailed as a 'natural goalscorer' by head coach Steve McClaren. The 28-year-old joins the Magpies on a deal until the end of the season, with an option to make his stay permanent beyond the..." February 01

  • Newcastle on the verge of completing deal for Atletico Madrid star

    The Express "Siqueira, who joined Atletico from Granada in 2014 for £7.5 million, has made seven appearances this season under Diego Simeone. But the 29-year-old has fallen down the pecking order since Filipe Luis rejoined the Spanish club from Chelsea last summer. And now Sky Sports claim the Brazilian..." January 29

  • Newcastle sign Andros Townsend for £12m from Tottenham as winger pens contract worth £55,000 per week

    Daily Mail "Newcastle have completed the £12million signing of Spurs and England winger Andros Townsend. The 24-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal worth £55,000 per week at St James’ Park and takes the club’s spending to £80m this season. As revealed by Sportsmail on November 26, Townsend..." January 28

  • Newcastle set to sign Andros Townsend after Tottenham manager steps in

    The Guardian "Andros Townsend looks certain to move from Tottenham to Newcastle with the clubs close to agreeing a compromise over the fee for the England winger. Townsend, who has barely featured for Spurs this campaign and has played only 64 minutes in the Premier League in total, has been targeted by..." January 26

  • Club to make new approach for Alexandre Lacazette

    The Telegraph "Newcastle United are set to make another attempt to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this month, despite having already failed to persuade the player to leave midway through the season. Lacazette told Telegraph Sport earlier this month that he wanted to play in the Premier League and would..." January 26

  • Newcastle cool interest in Tottenham's Andros Townsend

    Sky Sports "The Magpies have had a loan offer and a £10.5m bid for the 24-year-old rejected this month, with Spurs understood to want closer to £14m for the England international. That price appears to have put Newcastle off for now, with Watford believed to be monitoring developments ahead of the transfer..." January 25

  • Newcastle transfer news: Toon offer £7m for Swansea hitman Bafetimbi Gomis

    The Sun "Middle East clubs Al Ahli and Lekhiywa are prepared to match the French striker’s £80,000-a-week at the Liberty. But Toon boss Steve McClaren has made his bid and hopes the 30-year-old will take less than that to stay in the Premier League. " January 22

  • Newcastle ready to end interest in Tottenham’s Andros Townsend

    The Guardian "Newcastle are ready to end their interest in Andros Townsend after Tottenham refused to budge on their valuation of the England winger at £14m. Steve McClaren is keen to add a winger to his squad and had a £10m offer for Townsend rejected last week. But, despite an attempt to take the..." January 22

  • Saido Berahino a target of Spurs, Newcastle, Chelsea and Stoke - Sky sources

    Sky Sports "Tottenham, Newcastle, Chelsea and Stoke City are seriously interested in signing striker Saido Berahino, according to Sky sources. Enquiries have been made about the England U21 striker, but the Baggies are yet to receive a concrete offer from any club. Berahino has been out of favour under..." January 21

  • Newcastle eye sensational January double swoop for West Brom and Tottenham stars

    The Express "The Magpies have already splashed out £17m this month on Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet. Now they are closing in on Berahino and Townsend and increasingly confident the pair could be available for Saturday's trip to Watford. A feelgood factor has swept through St James' Park in the past week..." January 19

  • Newcastle told they must pay £14m to sign Tottenham’s Andros Townsend

    The Guardian "Newcastle have been told they must meet Tottenham’s valuation of £14m for Andros Townsend having seen a £10m bid for the England winger rejected last week. Steve McClaren is keen to add a winger to his squad after signing Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet this month but may now turn his attentions..." January 19

  • Everton face competition for Leeds’ Sam Byram from West Ham and Newcastle

    The Guardian "Everton face competition from West Ham United and Newcastle United for the signature of Sam Byram despite agreeing a deal with Leeds United for their homegrown defender. Leeds have accepted an initial offer of £3.7m plus add-ons from Everton for the 22-year-old, who is out of contract at the..." January 16

  • Premier League lion to be removed from logo in imminent rebrand

    The Telegraph "The Premier League is set to drop its longstanding lion-based logo this summer, with a rebrand imminent ahead of the league's first season without a title sponsor since 1993. The crowned lion has been a prominent feature of the Premier League product since its inception in the 1992-93 season,..." January 14

  • Newcastle set to let French flop Florian Thauvin leave on loan – just FOUR months after signing him

    Daily Mirror "Newcastle are set to concede making a big transfer mistake by loaning Florian Thauvin back to France. The winger is wanted by Marseille who hope to push through a deal tonight, according to French sources. Thauvin cost United £12million in the summer but has failed to settle and was abused..." January 14

  • Jonjo Shelvey completes £12million transfer to Newcastle from Swansea

    Daily Mail "Newcastle have completed the £12million signing of Swansea and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. Sportsmail revealed in November that the 23-year-old was top of the list of players manager Steve McClaren recommended the club pursue in January. And Shelvey arrived on Tyneside on Tuesday to..." January 13

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