With around a week to go until the transfer window slams shut, the rumours are gathering pace with respect to who’s possibly moving where, and who is staying shut.
For Newcastle United, it’s been a productive if somewhat quiet window to date, and undoubtedly their best successes so far have been to keep hold of the starts of last year’s campaign. Here, we take a look at any potential movement, either in or out of the club, in the final week.
Andy Carroll – Liverpool
Obviously much has been made of Newcastle’s pursuit to re-sign their former striker Carroll, who they sold to Liverpool for a bumper £35 million last January. His 18th month spell at Anfield has been fraught with disappointment and poor performances, but there have been moments of brilliance that everybody knows he’s capable of.
Newcastle are definitely interested, but only if they can pull off a bargain. Liverpool seem unlikely to sell at a cheap price, looking for at least £20 million, so this deal will most probably never materialize. However, stranger things have happened on deadline days!
Loic Remy – Marseille
Again unlikely, but it the Toon are in the market for a striker they could do a lot worse than Remy. Marseille are in dire straights financially, and therefore they would be willing to sell. It was rumoured that a Premiership club have already agreed a fee, could it be Newcastle?
Erik Pieters – PSV
The Dutch fullback was at St James’ Park on Saturday to watch the game, but it has been rumoured that a lack of fitness will hinder any move. However, with Douglas looking like he will move to Fulham, Newcastle could still make a move.
While Newcastle fans would hate the lose him, and so would everybody at the club, he will inevitably be linked with a move away. Arsenal are said to be interested after losing Alex Song to Barcelona, so this could definitely be one to watch.
The Newcastle skipper is being lined up as Manchester City’s next target after their move for Daniel Agger broke down last week. City are desperate to land another centre back, as it would allow them to sell Kolo Toure and allow Stefan Savic to get some valuable experience out on loan. Again, Newcastle would hate to lose such a fantastic player, but as they say in football, every player has a price.
Whatever happens, be sure to follow all the news intently as it’s sure to prove exciting. We’ll keep you up to date as best we can, either on the site or on our Twitter page.