Monaco centre-back Aymen Abdennour has turned down an approach from Newcastle United.

The 25 year old Tunisian international moved for around £11m from Toulouse to Monaco only last summer.

Now Get French Football News say that their information is that Newcastle made a failed approach for Abdennour earlier this month.

Despite only being at Monaco for a year, the defender is interested in a move but his agents told Newcastle that it would have to be a club that can offer European football.

A reminder that even if Mike Ashley belatedly was willing to allow a credible budget for new signings, getting the right players to come to Newcastle might be a different matter.

A massive difference if say Newcastle had shown ambition after finishing fifth in 2011/12, a team on the up offering European football.

As opposed to what we have now…

  • MarkLawson500

    TeamToon Chickens coming home to roost! (Reap what they sow).

  • Michael Maximus Moose

    @MarkLawson500 TeamToon

  • bill black

    Looking for a good club to sign for next season which pays well, is a good shop window, and is somewhere where you will enjoy your football would you go to Newcastle or Bournemouth  !

  • dude 1

    This is what could happen to fatty all the time for signings for next season footballers are looking and their agents are saying don’t go there

  • Andgeo

    Even with a budget, we need to get the right players in this summer and a lot of them, regardless of whether we get relegated. The current set up or “model” will not allow this to happen. We need a fresh manager with fresh ideas, and some enthusiasm and the only way that is gonna happen is if the fat man [email protected]@ks off.

  • Andgeo

    Depends which ones in the premier! And we don’t have enough quality in the squad right now to get us back up.