Chelsea among a number of top clubs looking to raid Newcastle before the transfer window shuts

Newcastle are struggling to keep hold of their star midfielder Chieck Tiote with Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal aiming to pry away the Ivorian this summer, reported the Express.

Newcastle have attempted to ward off suitors by placing a £20 million price on his head, but after their convincing 2-1 victory on the opening day of this season, the interested clubs might be prompted to meet the large amount.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew said, “We are on our guard in case some really big bid comes in and we need to react because if someone goes out, another player will come in. But success for me in this transfer window would be losing none of our stars.”

City have signed only Jack Rodwell this summer, leaving them with surplus funds at hand whereas Arsenal are eyeing a replacement for Alex Song who has joined Barcelona while Chelsea are keen on a better holding midfielder than John Obi Mikel. The reasons may be different but the clubs are keen on landing Tiote and with the transfer deadline looming closer, Newcastle will have to fight a fierce battle if they wish to retain the midfield star this summer.

4 comments to Chelsea among a number of top clubs looking to raid Newcastle before the transfer window shuts

  • alan iveson

    as with Andy Caroll NUFC will sell but at £20 million youre being very optimistic, at least 30 will be needed to tempt ashley, it doesnt matter what he paid for him its what he’s worth in the market now with def mids being in short supply, at least of Tiote’s quality

  • Naga

    Nice to hear about the replacement of mikel get him as soon as possible dont wait for a last moment…

  • Peter

    Old news from tired hacks, no-one will leave NU now, unless utterly ridiculous money is paid. None of the players actually want to leave which tells you a lot about them and their commitment. Newcastle United has engendered loyalty which is very rare in football these days.

  • Cb1990

    Chelsea and the rest of the big money EPL teams just need to get themselves a proper scout who can actually find good players rather than waiting until we find them when their value will jump 10 fold.

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