Toon Talk – a round-up of all the day’s NUFC news and gossip – 12/01/2018

A round up of all of today’s news and gossip:

  • Some very big claims have arrived on the takeover front in an exclusive from the Mail’s Craig Hope, with it being revealed that a second Middle East investor has now joined Amanda Staveley in the chase to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley. Read full story here. 
  •  According to Sky sources, Newcastle have offered Chancel Mbemba to West Ham – and the Hammers are said to be ‘happy’ to include striker Diafra Sakho in any potential deal for the centre-back. Full story here. 
  • Jamaal Lascelles has hit back at Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher following the Sky pundits criticism of Newcastle in the 1-0 home defeat to Man City over the festive period, stating he was close to ‘going for it’ on social media to defend our performance! Read his comments here. 
  • Perhaps not the striker we were hoping to sign this summer, but North-East correspondent Craig Hope has revealed that Newcastle are set to open talks with Young Boys striker Yannick Toure in the next 24 hours. Read full story here.  

  • NUFC skipper Jamaal Lascelles has revealed some telling home truths about former manager Steve McClaren – admitting that the ex-NUFC boss was once overruled by his players when he asked them to get off the team bus and go for a walk! Read his telling tale about McClaren here. 
  • The Chronicle claim NUFC could sell Jonjo Shelvey and have revealed FIVE players that Rafa could look at if he was to cash in on midfielder – Read full list here.
  • According to reports in France, Newcastle have seen a derisory offer of €6m (£5.3m) dismissed by Rennes for Congolese forward Firmin Mubele. Read full story here. 
  • Paul Merson has predicted Newcastle will beat Swansea at St James’ Park on Saturday – however the Sky pundit does believe it’s a must win for us, stating we’ll be in ‘big trouble’ if we fail to take all three points. Read his comments in full here. 
  • And finally, Simon has send a strong message to the NUFC owner in a brilliant featured piece today – “A message to Mike Ashley: Sort it out or risk relegation AGAIN” – Read the full article here. 

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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