A round up of all of today’s NUFC news and gossip:
- Rafa Benitez has admitted that Christian Atsu and Paul Dummett are likely to return from a spell on the sidelines for Saturday’s visit of Leicester – also revealing that Jamaal Lascelles is ‘better’, but a late decision will be made on him later this week – Read his full injury update here.
Following claims from the Middle East last week that a SECOND bid has been submitted by Amanda Staveley and PCP, The Chronicle have suggested that NO second offer has been received as of yet – revealing TWO factors holding up a potential deal – Read full takeover update here.
Newcastle were strongly linked with a move for former Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby over the summer and, after falling out with Hamburg’s manager, he looks set to be available on a FREE in January – meaning NUFC could open talks to secure a bargain deal – Read full transfer story here.
- Alan Shearer has been involved in an altercation with an NUFC fan on Twitter, firing a sly dig at Mike Ashley in the process, stating ‘When you go shopping in Poundstretcher what do you expect?!’ following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Chelsea – See Big Al’s full Twitter altercation here.
- The Chronicle wrote a piece recently, titled ‘Five players that Newcastle United wanted last summer but couldn’t afford’, and the reason revealed as to why a deal for Willy Caballero broke down is quite concerning – Read full story here.
- New Baggies boss Alan Pardew has admitted that he made several attempts to sign West Brom centre-half Jonny Evans during his four-year stint at Newcastle – Read the full story from Alan here.
- Mistakes cost us in our 3-1 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday, and Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright has not held back in his outspoken rant at a few NUFC players this weekend, critiquing Merino, Ritchie and Mbemba’s ‘ridiculous’ pieces of defending – Read Wright’s full rant here.
- And finally, following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge, we’ve been in touch with a Chelsea fan whose given us a very interesting insight into what he made of our performance – commenting on our string of criminal errors for Morata’s goal, and feeling we showed a startling lack of communication and leadership – Read his comments in full here.