According to The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas, Newcastle hold ‘no interest’ in Lyon striker Myziane Maolida or Anderlecht’s Isaac Kiese Thelin – however the club have been quoted a fee of £7m after showing interest in PSG left-back Stanley N’Soki.
Interest in Swedish striker Isaac Thelin was played down yesterday after claims that a £5m fee was agreed, however this is the first reporter to deny our interest in Maolida – with L’Equipe claiming yesterday that we were now ‘in talks’ to sign the 19-year old.
On the subject of 19-year old’s, it seems our interest in PSG youngster Stanley N’Soki is genuine, with Sky confirming talks yesterday and NUFC editor Mark Douglas claiming here that we’ve now been quoted a price of £7m for the left-back.
Here’s an update on all three transfer links from The Chronicle:
‘Newcastle have been linked with Stanley N’Soki, the teenage Paris Saint Germain left-back, and have been quoted £7million.
‘But there is no interest in Lyon striker Myziane Maolida, who was linked to Newcastle in L’Equipe on Thursday, or Isaac Kiese Thelin – the Anderlecht striker who United were reported to have bid £5million for in the Belgian press.’
Even if we are in desperate need of new signings, I don’t think many fans will be losing any sleep over news that we’re not interested in Lyon’s 19-year old striker or a man who’s struggled to get into the Anderlecht side in Isaac Thelin.
N’Soki is an intriguing one, however. With us lacking cover at left-back and Benitez wanting competition for Paul Dummett, the highly-rated Frenchman could be a shrewd signing.
As far as the Rondon deal is concerned, who knows, however it’s looking pretty bleak on that front now if it’s true West Brom now want £25m after seeing his release clause expire yesterday.
The only hope on that front may be resurrecting the potential swap deal involving Gayle, but even that now seems unlikely given his preference to stay on Tyneside.
6 days to go and, after weeks of ‘talk’, it’s time for action.
We haven’t go long now!