Four Newcastle players targeted for transfer – Reports
Speculation is building up with the weekend bringing any number of claims of Newcastle players moving this summer.
Remy Cabella is the one player guaranteed to leave due to triggering a permanent deal after passing a certain number of matches.
However, a host of reports linked Newcastle players, mainly to their former Premier League rivals.
Despite it being touch and go for Tim Krul to be ready for the start of the season, it is claimed once again that Alan Pardew wants the Newcastle keeper to be number one at Selhurst Park.
The Dutch keeper only has one year left on his contract at St James Park and with Elliot and Darlow both doing well in his absence, maybe a move elsewhere could become reality for Krul this time, especially with him being the one who would attract the biggest transfer fee and the fact he will be on far higher wages than the other pair.
Another player linked with Palace over the weekend and indeed two other Premier League clubs, is Paul Dummett.
A bit of a strange one with many Newcastle fans doubting he is a Premier League standard full-back and indeed many believing he has shown better form in his odd games at centre-back. A committed player certainly but maybe one who will find the pace of the Championship more to his liking.
Papiss Cisse was once again linked with a move to Qatar or China, with Lekhwiya once again the club named as most likely to buy him.
Like Krul, the Senegalese striker only has one more season on his current deal and turning 31 before next season kicks off, it would look a no-brainer to sell him if a reasonable offer comes in. However, the supposed £5m fee that is being speculated is surely pure fantasy for a player who has been regularly injured in recent years and his form has become increasingly woeful.
Moussa Sissoko to Arsenal is also one that has been resurrected and with the midfielder finally showing some enthusiasm in the final few matches of the season, it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to blind any decent club to his poor to average form which has been the constant in the last couple of seasons.
One player not moving, at least not to the most obvious destination, is Florian Thauvin. Marseille are in a massive hole financially and with no Champions League football will be forced once again to sell rather than buy. Plus having no way out of the Remy Cabella deal, they are already committed to paying over £6m for the Newcastle midfielder despite him being dropped in the final stages of the season as they fought relegation (successfully).
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