Swansea are in talks with Newcastle striker target Aleksandar Mitrovic according to reports this morning.

The Anderlecht forward has long been linked with a Newcastle move and despite claims by the Belgian club that he won’t be leaving, the fact they have no Champions League football next season would seemingly guarantee their star asset will be desperate for a move and financially the club will have to sell.

Both Anderlecht and Mitrovic’s agent have been happy to regularly comment on the player’s situation, suggesting further that they are just driving up interest for a sale this summer, with now The Sun reporting that Swansea are in talks with the Belgian club over a £12m move.

The newspaper say that Newcastle are still interested but it is Swansea who have gone in strong for the 20 year old with massive potential, who this past season scored 26 goals from 46 starts for Anderlecht.

The reports say that Swansea see Aleksandar Mitrovic as a similar signing to Wilfried Bony, a striker who can translate his goalscoring form to the Premier League and then realistically, eventually move on for a big profit. Ironically the £16m or so profit Swansea made on Bony would more than fund any deal.

Mitrovic played for Serbia on Saturday night in a 2-0 defeat by Denmark which puts a dent in their hopes of Euros qualification.

Albania are one place behind Serbia and they played a friendly last night against France, making it three defeats in the last four for Didier Deschamps’ team. Both Moussa Sissoko and Yohan Cabaye watched the whole match from the bench.

Only last month Dragan Duric claimed in Serbian newspaper Mondo that a £15m deal has been agreed to take Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht to Newcastle.

Duric is the former Partizan Belgrade president who sold the striker to Anderlecht and picked up a lot of criticism at the time.

However, Dragan Duric claimed he had been vindicated because as well as the initial €5m Partizan picked up at the time, the then President had a clause inserted that entitled the Serbian club to 20% of any profit, with Duric claiming that Partizan would now pick up a further €3.4m.

This is what Dragan Duric told Mondo in May:

“All of you criticised me when I sold Mitrovic and now it has turned out that it was an excellent move.

“We sold him for €5m and now Partizan will gain another €3.4m – a total of €8.4 million of one player. According to my information, the transfer of Mitrovic to Newcastle is a done deal, it is a matter of time before he signs.”

At that time, Anderlecht General Manager, Herman Van Holsbeeck, said that there was no truth in the story and nothing had been agreed between Newcastle and Anderlecht.



  • Baldwin69er

    Shoot me down if I’m wrong, I’m sorry to say I can’t see anything changing at newcastle football club. Therl be a lot of anger over the summer AGAIN.

  • foggy

    Other clubs are putting money where their mouths are but as for the toon their still scratching their arses and probably won’t stop until the window closes.

  • North East corner

    There appears to be a worrying trend developing here. I know all this is press speculation but all the players we seem to have spent time and effort scouting over a long period of time end up going to other premier league clubs. Our recruitment strategy seems to be to spent 18 months to 2 years scouting a player only for the move to break down when it comes to getting down to the matter of transfer fees and salary. I may be worrying for nothing and basing my pessimism on the previous few transfer periods but it is an uncertain time for the supporters of this club waiting for evidence that the mistakes of the past have been learnt from and action will be taken.

  • SGM

    North East corner I think that our scouting system has been hacked, and the likes of Swansea see us as an easy pick-pocket target. People have criticised NUFC for not being open especially with the press, but you can see why, this is the reason.

  • RealLeeAnderson

    ToonCoaster why? Because theyre ambitious? If only we showed the same

  • ToonCoaster

    RealLeeAnderson we scout, they swoop

  • ToonCoaster

    RealLeeAnderson agree

  • Jimmywayhay

    There’s ambitious and there’s reckless were neither ,more couldn’t careless !

  • mrkgw

    No surprise here. We do Swanseas scouting for them. Identify a target and they steam in. Horrible, disgrace of a club.

  • toonterrier

    One of todays papers The Sun says that Livepool are interested in Austtn so if its true then that’s Mclarens number one target gone. Still plenty more available from the cheap shops

  • AshSCFC_

    ToonCoaster We’ve been linked with Mitrovic for nearly a year now, so stop crying mate

  • IntravenusMP

    It’s where I think Charnley is perhaps not up to it. Lambias may have been hated but he seemed to know how to negotiate and get the player at a good price.
    We will see, most of the paper talk comes from agents trying to create a Dutch auction, NUFC rightly keep things very clos to their chest.
    An observation is that we seem to have a lt of back up targets but perhaps this leaves us undecisive in bringing one in, it was certainly the case with aloof Remy last year who kept us hanging on whilst other targets were missed.
    I’d be happy if our business up front is Charli Austin and Andy Carroll

  • mrkgw

    Liverpool already have Ings too, in addition to Sturridge. I honestly think that Austin going there would be a mistake. One thing is for sure is that Charnley needs to wake up and move quickly for targets otherwise, we will lose out.

  • D8nnyJ

    ToonCoaster I’m sure you’re not the only team scouting these players mate. Who’ve we swooped for that you were linked with? Just Bony?

  • D8nnyJ

    ToonCoaster and even then, it just came down to us and West Ham. Chill out, mate.

  • TycochJack

    RealLeeAnderson ToonCoaster I wouldn’t believe all you read in the Sun! I’d be surprised if we went for Mitrovic now!

  • RealLeeAnderson

    TycochJack ToonCoaster we were after gomis, but was all talk and no action, swansea coughed up the coin. Same with ayew. Toons own fault

  • Big Al 1967

    I have said it from Day One but I just cannot see Charlie Austin playing in a Black and White shirt because the club and especially Charnley do not have the nous or the wherewithal to pull off such a signing.
    When you have a man in charge of getting the signings ‘over the line’ who makes Joe Kinnear look competent you know you have a problem. I really hope I am wrong but I fear another summer of shopping in the Bargain Bucket and the usual ‘Well we tried’ excuses on September 1st

  • ToonCoaster

    AshSCFC_ your club should be paying our scouts! Didnt used to mind swansea.

  • ToonCoaster

    D8nnyJ chill out? lol

  • ToonCoaster

    TycochJack RealLeeAnderson yeah the sun is the epitome of scum.

  • ToonCoaster

    D8nnyJ ayew, gomis btw.

  • ToonCoaster

    RealLeeAnderson TycochJack yeah we are a nightmare at getting players over that bloody line

  • D8nnyJ

    ToonCoaster We’re just as surprised we got them too. It’s football I guess. We’ve had players poached from us too. End of the day though,

  • D8nnyJ

    ToonCoaster the players were the ones who signed. If you’re gonna hate, then hate the boards ambitions.

  • TycochJack

    RealLeeAnderson ToonCoaster I certainly feel that Huw Jenkins are far more ambitious than your chairman!

  • RealLeeAnderson

    ToonCoaster TycochJack ashley not willing to pay. They rekon quite a few deals have been done in the past only for ashley to lower the bid

  • Jack049

    ToonCoaster AshSCFC_ …there will be plenty of clubs interested. Blame your Club…not us. Still don’t mind #nufc

  • ToonCoaster

    D8nnyJ always seems to be swansea is all we are saying!

  • ToonCoaster

    Jack049 AshSCFC_ not talking about the fans anyway! we dont have a problem with swans fans! just seems your club gazumps!

  • Big Al 1967

    @ToonCoaster D8nnyJ Do you really think Penfold would have sanctioned the reported £96K a week for Ayew like Swansea have just done. The fatman would have had a heart attack

  • Jack049

    ToonCoaster AshSCFC_ It’s the nature of the beast. Happens to us too, but not very often. Our Chairman didn’t get an #OBE for nothing.

  • ToonCoaster

    Jack049 AshSCFC_ ud be the same if it was the same club swooping all the time. U0001f648

  • TycochJack

    RealLeeAnderson ToonCoaster I feel for you as fans. You’re the ones that are badly missing out!

  • ToonCoaster

    Jack049 AshSCFC_ gomis for us, dont rate him. u 2 U0001f44dU0001f3fb

  • ToonCoaster

    TycochJack RealLeeAnderson u r right! hopefully a new era is upon us.

  • swanzyjack

    ToonCoaster As1Andy Haha Mupet more like you go for our targets!

  • ToonCoaster

    swanzyjack As1Andy been chatting with a couple of canny swans fans about it. We scout them you swoop.

  • As1Andy

    ToonCoaster swanzyjack Thanks mate for all your hard work, the cheques in the post !!

  • swanzyjack

    ToonCoaster As1Andy If you think that then your deluded! Don’t tell me your talking about Bony! If your team are to slow to react in the

  • swanzyjack

    ToonCoaster As1Andy market then the bigger clubs will sign them! You lot just need to stick to Biker grove! Why Ai man U0001f609

  • ToonCoaster

    As1Andy swanzyjack yaaaawn

  • ToonCoaster

    swanzyjack As1Andy amd you stick to….erm….being noone

  • swanzyjack

    ToonCoaster As1Andy I know I Yawwwn when I watch that crap in black and white stripes!

  • ToonCoaster

    swanzyjack As1Andy im not interested mate. you are showing yourself up.

  • CentenaryJacks

    ToonCoaster NUFCTheMag problem you got, with that clown in charge, it puts players off surely?

  • swanzyjack

    ToonCoaster As1Andy U0001f609

  • CentenaryJacks

    ToonCoaster NUFCTheMag I sense you’ve had enough of him!

  • Jezza_NUFC

    Big Al 1967  Completely agree. We will remain favourites to sign Charlie Austin all summer long, right up to the moment he is unveiled by West Ham or Stoke. Expect a couple of young French midfielders none of us have heard of for £3 or £4 million apiece (funded by the sale of or “purple’s”) and you won’t be disappointed.

  • Jezza_NUFC

    SGM North East corner  I don’t think Swansea pick our pockets because I don’t believe Ashley was ever serous about signing the likes of Bony, Gomis and Ayew. He was just leaking their names in an attempt to con the fans into buying season tickets.

  • RaySte

    I’m sorry, but do you have a source for this? I just seems like another non-story. I googled it and the only thing I could find (apart from reports linking Swanswea to Mit. in January) was a report today with one line mentioning the transfer. However, the same article has us linked to Carroll on a pay-as-you-play deal and says we’re signing Berahino for £20m. So again, is there a reliable source for this or not?

  • Hez

    Why do we have to have long boring twitter conversations between people blocking up the discussion board? Just makes the page all mixed up

  • Hez

    Hardly a disgrace of a club! They are well run with intelligent owners who conduct their business efficiently and to the benefit of the clubs progress. The only disgrace of a club I can see in this comparison is ours

  • ToonCoaster

    CentenaryJacks NUFCTheMag lets wait n c if his interview comes to anything