Wednesday afternoon has brought new claims that Jamaal Lascelles could leave in this transfer window.

Everton are claimed to have renewed/continued their interest in Newcastle’s captain and are considering making an offer.

The report comes from The Guardian, so not quite as easy to dismiss as certain other media sources.

Of course, even if Everton make an offer, it doesn’t necessarily mean the player would then leave.

However, the way this transfer window is going I don’t think any of us can be quite sure what will happen by 5pm next Thursday (9 August).

Jamaal Lascelles is 24 now and Everton have been linked, along with many other clubs, with the defender in both the January and summer transfer windows of 2018.

Once again the scousers haven’t been shy of spending money and have just paid £18m to Barcelona for Lucas Digne, following on from £40m on Richarlison from Watford.

We know how important Jamaal Lascelles is to Newcastle and playing devil’s advocate for a moment, what if Everton believed he could do the same for them? Also, they have a number of players who could potentially be offered as part of any deal.

Lascelles actually almost signed for Everton eight years ago (see below).

However, Everton and the player’s agent were fined for their actions and Lascelles ‘severely warned’ as to his future conduct, due to the nature of the attempted deal when he was on a scholarship as a 16 year old at Forest back in 2010.

Needless to say, if the central defender did leave, many  Newcastle fans would also believe any hopes for this season would be leaving with him.

BBC Sport – 22 January 2014:

Everton have been fined £45,000 by the Football Association for an unauthorised approach for Nottingham Forest’s Jamaal Lascelles in 2010.

The Toffees have also been warned about their future conduct after breaching the FA’s football agent regulations.

Lascelles, 20, is still at Forest and has made 15 appearances this season for the Championship side.

The defender has been given a warning and his agent at the time, Andy Niedzwiecki, has been fined £10,000.

The centre-half signed his first professional contract with Forest in 2011 and penned a new four-year deal in 2012.

At the time of Everton’s approach, Lascelles was under a scholarship agreement at Forest.

The FA said added in their statement:

“Andy Niedzwiecki, the football agent who was representing Mr Lascelles at the time, has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct after admitting his part in the matter.

“Jamaal Lascelles, who also admitted his part in the affair, has been severely warned as to his future conduct. The time-frame for any appeal has passed.”



  • NUFCDan

    If the offer is high enough he’ll be sold. We already know this. No doubt Ashley will drag the deal out until the last minutes of the transfer window squeezing every penny out of it as well as leaving no time to find a replacement.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Penfold will already be looking for his replacement, List 1 Freebie`s
      List 2 Loans

      • Squintytoonarmy

        List 3 – John Terry

        • Peaky

          Crikey……Dummett will be having none of that……Terry has previous with left back’s other halves….

    • Kneebotherm8

      We’ll have to do what we did when Ashley sold Andy Carroll on deadline day in 2011…………sign an out of contract replacement after deadline day………….Shefki Kuqi was Carrolls replacement at the time……………Shefki fckn Kuqi……..

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    If he goes, we’ll be gone quicker than Rafa!

  • Paul Patterson

    How come Everton can spend nearly £60m yet we have to contend with being in the black? With 8 days to go, we are entering end game ..

    • Leazes.

      I doubt it is sincere, its a sales promotion…..we did this for Everton years ago with Rooney we bumped up the price….Rooney’s agent is triple-s…… one Kenneth Shepherd and his partner Paul Stretford.

      Kenneth is Freddy’s son.

      • Martin Rooney

        So the current owners policies are just the old owners policies
        are they just all the same then?

        • HarryHype59

          Give up it Roony lad! The game is up. Defending the indefensible can’t be sustained long term.

  • Leazes.

    If I may quote myself from last week…..

    …..’When Everton or PSG make a bid it will be the start of the clubs sale of the player’….. Charnley is initiating a bidding war.

    They mean to sell, United have an agreement with Everton and PSG to bump up prices, the chronicle boys know this as well…. lets see how they sell(sic) the sale to United fans!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      So you did

      • Peaky

        “5 Out Of Contract Defenders We Could Sign To Replace Lascelles”….

        • TheNutJob

          Doomed

  • Milo79

    Only one way we’re heading if we flog Lascelles.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    If I wasn’t so certain that is was all about the $$$$$ I’d think that Ashley was TRYING to get relegated. At least if he were simply incompetent we could sort of feel sorry for him, but unfortunately this is all deliberate and insipid. What an awful awful human being…

    • Ben Jones

      What’s happened now? Time to worry is when clubs don’t want your players. He’s a NUFC player

      • glassjawsh-got-banned

        get fukked

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          I cant see who`s above you as i`ve blocked him
          tell his to [email protected]@k off from me as well

          • Ben Jones

            The mouse just told you he’s weak

          • BenJonesBellEnd

            Boycott Ben Jones

          • TheNutJob

            just block the clot

          • Leazes.

            Thats Kev from Manchester….. via Darlington

          • Ben Jones

            What’s wrong with you people? . It’s been reported in a paper that Everton may make a bid for Lascelles and he’s already been sold in all your eyes, you can’t help clubs being interested in your players and is preferable to them not being interested in them, he remains a NUFC player

          • Danimal

            It’s not preferable when Ashley owns your club. If another club is interested and offers the cash, the player is sold. And the money not reinvested.

          • Soldier

            i blocked him days ago

          • Jezza

            Ha ha, haven’t heard the word clot in that context since the 70’s.

      • Martin Rooney

        At the end of last season this lot were on about that Rafa wouldn’t buy one player as he’d have to sell raise some funds and nobody wants our poor squad. Now of course England would have won the world cup if Southgate hadn’t made a blunder

  • Tino11

    Fatty will love this because if Everton and Liverpool genuinely want him then the price will get boosted up.

  • Angelswithdirtyfaces

    If Lascelles goes – even for some inflated sum (as there’s no way Rafa would be able to replace him in just a few days) – then I think Rafa will consider his position pretty rapidly. He builds his sides from the back so losing both top CBs just before the season starts would leave us in major trouble. I think if Jamaal’s away, then I’d put money on us getting relegated, and Rafa taking up another position before next May.

    • Leazes.

      No he wont, he’ll just see his contract out in a very subdued manner and shrug his shoulders as the season collapses…… and the club are forced to remove him paying out his salary.

      • TheNutJob

        Doomed leazes, doomed

        • Leazes.

          Not doomed just more of the same without Rafa….I wonder who the next head coach will be…. because this is the end!

          • TheNutJob

            Jezza thinks it could be Pards or someone similar

          • Leazes.

            No chance of Pardew he’d be skinned alive…. which journeyman is out of work at the minute? Hughes is at Southampton?

          • TheNutJob

            not many would put up with fatty

          • Leazes.

            Journeymen managers will

          • Gareth Jones

            Alan Curbishley

          • Lord

            In that infamous Sky interview, Ashley appeared contrite about sacking Allardyce back in the day…..remember that no-one gets relegated on his watch.

          • Leazes.

            Bnggar…. your’e right.

          • Peaky

            Can’t see it been Pardew myself but you never know…….can you bring a new manager in on loan…..just a thought as it appears ours was offered out to his home nation…..

          • Jezza

            Certainly do. Prepare for the second coming of the management nightmare team. The Silver Pox and John The Daftest.

          • Peaky

            Beardsley & Harmison….AKA……Fatso’s Arselickers Club….

      • Angelswithdirtyfaces

        Even Rafa, with his level of integrity will have a break point

    • Tino11

      I think most fans would understand if Rafa walked now, so if Lascelles is sold then Rafa would have pretty much universal support if he decided to walk.

      • Coble’s Return

        Rafa should state for all to hear that he should not be sold at any price. He should be clear that Lascelles, as the club captain and one of the first on the team sheet, is absolutely crucial to our EPL survival in the upcoming campaign. The world and his dog will then know that if he does go, Ashley and his sidekick will have acted directly against the advice of the man that they employ to manage the footballing side of things and therefore directly against the best interests of the club.

  • TheNutJob

    told ya, he`s a bad, bad man. he will go if it`s a high bid.
    fatty`s the son of Satan
    👺👺

  • Mike

    if i was him id bail out of the mess that this club is in. go to a “bigger” club as Newcastle are going no where

    • TheNutJob

      the way things are developing going to a bigger club doesn`t take much doing, there aren`t many worse

    • Danimal

      Leicester and Everton are both bigger. Shouldn’t be but that’s the wonder of Ashley.

  • Leazes.

    Liverpool’s Lee Ryder has gone mute.

    • Soldier

      he won`t know how to present it

      • Leazes.

        Its been nearly 2 hours now

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Ryder will be bricking it, I`m off to the Ronnie to check

  • Soldier

    on the net it`s also saying Leicester are about to bid £35m, this will of course be rejected but any other clubs interested will start a bidding war, my conclusion is,
    if a bid is over £40m Ashley will sell

  • DC1964

    Selling Lascelles would be bad on so many levels!

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    Brace yourselves House of Fraser. Some cash is headed your way.

  • Martin Rooney

    As are Man utd, Liverpool Leicester, arsenal Chelsea and maybe even spurs and are any other team with an inferior defence than Jamal Lascelles.
    It means nothing the club will sell at £50 mil plus maybe even £40 plus if Rafa can get it in someone to replace, but the biggest factor will most certainly be if Jamal wants to leave. Which he may not wish to now but as the little one comes along in the next few weeks and his partner wishes to stay near to her family in manchester you can be assured he won’t be here this time next year.
    Honest opinion he’s playing against spurs next week but gone next year.

    • Danimal

      Do you think he’d leave an ambitious club like Everton for a shambles like us if his lass had relatives in the northeast?

      • Martin Rooney

        If his partner was from the NE then yes, I think Babayaro is a perfect example of a kid dictating where you end up living.

  • Vodkamagpie

    50mil should be not turned down, no one is worth crazy prices. For all we know, schar could turn out a better player than lascelles , I’m still not convinced with his comfortability on the ball, major weakness in his game

    • Big Hairy Man

      Had an early start on the vodka today?

      • Vodkamagpie

        Sometimes you have to sacrifice to gain

        • Big Hairy Man

          Rafa won’t see a penny of it.

          • DC1964

            As always!

        • glassjawsh-got-banned

          Rafa sacrifices, Ashley gains. Nobody wins but the fat fukk

    • TheFatController

      I’m not convinced by the word comfortability, myself .

      • Ben Jones

        Same dictionary as bouncebackability

        • BenJonesBellEnd

          And testing Ashley’s deep throat gagability

        • Danimal

          And brownnoseability.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Troll above you, Troll below you.

        • Big Hairy Man

          There’s one behind you 🧟‍♂️

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            i`ve blocked him the list is getting longer

          • Leazes.

            Its a pantomime.

          • Peaky

            “Oh No It Isn’t”…..

      • Wezza

        Vodkamagpie is another troll alias mate.

  • Mirandinha9

    Cashley is rubbing his hands with glee already

  • Big Hairy Man

    If he is sold against Rafa’s consent he will surely have a case for constructive dismissal. However Ashley will see paying up Rafa’s contract a small price to pay for a £40m deposit into MASH Holdings.

    • Martin Rooney

      Why would there be a payment into MASH holdings if you look at the accounts then you will see the only payments out to him are the £11m extra loan repayment on the 2009 promotion to PL and the £15m loan last year again after promotion, nowt else any where.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Mash Holdings owns Nufc

        • Ben Jones

          Separate accounts, your visions that everything is mixed in together are fanciful. It’s common misconceptions like these and (and more importantly) the absolute refusal to acknowledge this fact and let it go, are your biggest problems

          • EveryoneBlockBenJones

            And you’re biggest problem is being a non-NUFC supporting troll

        • Leazes.

          That’s the same poster you’ve blocked under dozens of names are you letting this one through?

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            i left a post then blocked him when i realised he`s a troll

          • Ben Jones

            ‘Sorry boss won’t happen again’

          • Big Hairy Man

            I’ve blocked loads but it’s like p*ssing against the wind. They breed like rabbits. Block one and another three turn up.

          • Peaky

            Hungry Hippos….you slap them on the heed and they bounce back up somewhere else…..

          • Ben Jones

            That’ll be the bouncebackability

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Rats more like

          • Leicester Mag

            One thing we can be assured of is that the Darwin pool will see little input from these lot

        • Martin Rooney

          They are different companies and bound by rules that have to be followed the penalties for not doing so are very stringent including not being able to have any direct control or influence over companies even if you have a significant shareholding, and that fella isn’t going to let that happen to his £3bn company for the sake of £15m from NUFC

        • Ben Jones

          Separate accounts, your visions that everything is mixed in together are fanciful. It’s common misconceptions like these and (and more importantly) the absolute refusal to acknowledge this fact and let it go, are your biggest problems, the fact that non are you are mature enough to do this makes you ripe for taking the pee pee out of, you’re outing yourselves as simpletons

      • Big Hairy Man

        A bit of creative accounting will turn a transfer net profit plus £120m TV money into a net loss

        • Martin Rooney

          and how would that turn into MASH holdings account

  • Awaymag

    **** *** Everton

    • Peaky

      Is that fuckoff Everton ???

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Leazes is spot on

        • Leazes.

          Thats a low poster there mind!

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Ok

    • Leazes.

      They are a ‘stalking horse’ for the selling cub….us…… and vice versa.

  • LA toon

    Would not blame Lascelles to move on, as he will be ambitious, unlike the club. With Rafa running down his contract I am surprised other players have not considered putting in a transfer request. However they might wait until the end of the season and pocket their over inflated wages knowing no other club would match it.

  • FatParosite

    Deadline day exit guaranteed. Ashley already put away money to climb out of the Championship. Suckers keep on going back though….. They are the ones I want to die….

    • Ben Jones

      ‘I hate newcastle united fans and want them to die’

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      wishing death upon thousands of people is tad melodramatic, but your point is well taken

    • pedrodelgardo

      That is out of order.

      • FatParosite

        Yours and everyone’s indulgence of those who keep the parasite alive have us in this zombie state.

    • Billmag

      Ridiculous statement grow up.

    • Big Hairy Man

      Steady on.

    • magpie 1969

      What a brave keyboard warrior you are,by the way what are you doing to get rid of the FCB except for telling other people what to do.

      • FatParosite

        I’m not setting foot inside the SJP. therefore I don’t eat SJP detestable pies and pi$$ beer.. I don’t buy any puma Newcastle United kits…. I don’t shop in $hit Direct shops…. never have…. I see the real cause of the problem…. & it is not just Ashley… It’s in those who vilify and belittle those who speak out against the 50k monumentally stupid fans..

        • Ben Jones

          And he hates it when we win. Other than that he’s our number 1 fan

        • magpie 1969

          Neither do i but i dont want people to die just because they have a different outlook to me

          • FatParosite

            It was figurative.

  • Peaky

    Penfold will ask for a straight swap with Jagielka plus £5m to the mackem scousers…..

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      An acid bath would solve the problem with those 2, Fatso & Penfold.
      just pull the plug after an hour and they`re Gone.
      Just another Fatberg for the council lads to sort out

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Nothing on the Ronnie yet

      • Peaky

        Ryder must be having his afternoon nap after his little bottle of milk…..

        • Leicester Mag

          Crayons poised

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Borrowed off Penfold

          • Peaky

            Give him a chance…..wait til CBeebies is finished….😂🤣

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Nuts watching dvd`s George Gently
            😂😂😂
            ALL OF THEM

        • kingfisher

          Bottle? he’s still on the tit Peaky!!!

          • Peaky

            🤣😂🤣😂
            Apple really need to get their act together and do a tit emoji…….

          • kingfisher

            Same for Samsung Peaky, no imagination at all.£250 for tablet and not a hint of anything resembling tits,baps,mams,jugs.etc 😂😁😀

          • Peaky

            😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
            Funniest thing I’ve read all today Kingfisher…..

          • kingfisher

            Aye Peaky,it’s good to have a laugh as opposed to some of the [email protected]@@ that gets posted on here 🤣

      • Leicester Mag

        The pigeon still in flight, the Chronic couldn’t manage a scope on a dog walk

    • Squintytoonarmy

      Or Kevin Ratcliffe

      • Peaky

        😂🤣😂 Aye,he’ll do on a pay to play….

  • HarryHype59

    If they offer above £35m he will be sold! End of arguement!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      I`ll think they`ll have to go above £40m

      • Leicester Mag

        Yeah but no dispute the lard walrus will sell

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          it`s nailed on he`d sell

          • Jezza

            Bet your house on it.

      • Jezza

        Yes and selling Lascelles for that price is the only way we’ll ever be breaking any club transfer records any time soon.

    • DC1964

      And the money wont be invested in the team….as per usual!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        every penny, all 1 of them

  • robbersdog

    As we’ve lost Lejeune for most, if not all of the season, selling Lascelles would be the equivalent of a suicide note in terms of our Premier League status.

    • DC1964

      Absolutely!

  • Wezza

    He will be forced to leave and made out to be a bad guy.
    “his head was turned”
    “we offered him good wages”
    “he didn’t want to play for us anymore”
    All PR excuses already pre-planned.
    40M plus offer and he is gone.

    • FatParosite

      More or less what I said a month ago… Yet some blinkered idiots on here seem to think there is loyalty and good manners running through our club to prevent it.

      • Ben Jones

        Block them mate

        • Soldier

          bet your mam still does the shopping for you

          • Ben Jones

            I wish yours did your posts for you

            Not enough milf round here

          • Soldier

            plank

    • Jezza

      Oh yes, we’ll get all those usual cliches, not forgetting
      “no loyalty in the game any more”
      “no point in keeping an unhappy player”
      “got greedy”
      etc etc

      • Martin Rooney

        mackem marra

        • Ben Jones

          Some people believe jezza has long hair, not so! Look a little closer, bald as a coot standing infront of a wig stand

    • Jate Legend

      This is what would happen. I don’t think we will sell Lascelles this summer though. He’s off in 12 months if it goes on like this though.

  • Steve Smith

    “The report comes from The Guardian, so not quite as easy to dismiss as certain other media sources.”

    Why? It’s just another tabloid rag.

    • Soldier

      they`ve just won 7 awards for sports journalism

      • Martin Rooney

        How many awards for sports journalism is there in Europe?
        London Media awards, NUJ awards,Scottish Media awards, Drum awards, National Newspaper Journalism awards, Printed awards media awards, Digital media awards and then of course each publisher has its own awards. They’re all matterless other than tokeep the spirits up of a bunch of people who don’t get paid very much for the training they’ve under took and hours they work, by getting them drunk on the company.

    • Murdy

      Are you honestly putting The Guardian in the same class of newspapers as The Sun or The Daily Heil?
      I feel sorry for you.

      • Steve Smith

        I do and you shouldn’t. If you weren’t one of the legion of spastics sucked into the partisan politics of this country you would too.

  • Wezza

    Everton just got Digne for 18M, wonder if they will spend more on Lascelles.

    • Soldier

      just been reading one of the fanzines, this is what it said,
      it would be impossible to buy a 24 year old Club Captain and their best player off any other club but we`re talking about Mike Ashley & Newcastle, he`ll sell anybody.

  • Mr wobert

    I have said before,if fatty wants to sell him,he’s gone.
    The tinker in him is all about doing a good deal for him. Wake up numpties .accept he wins we lose.

    • Ben Jones

      That’s just a non statement where you’re right regardless of outcome, on that basis I will also say, if Ashley wants to sell him he’s gone

      • Soldier

        is it not time for mummy to change your man nappy

      • Mr wobert

        Non statement??? It’s a statement of how I see things.

        • Soldier

          guy`s a troll & an obnoxious pest

  • FatParosite

    Comical has just woken up…. and even in the headline they are preparing us for his exit. Actually they’ve just included the headline…. They obviously just do 1 finger typing so we might not get it until tomorrow.

    • Leazes.

      They’ve sent three reporters to cover a kick about in Portugal because its the closest they’ll ever get to covering a European game.

  • Strawberry Dreams

    If we do sell him I’m sure we’ll get way above his valuation. If Ashley is good at one thing it’s certainly getting the best price possible, how we got 35 million for Carroll I will never know haha. Whatever happens will happen, no point getting too negative about it. I can’t wait for the new season, it’s been a long summer without going to the match. HWTL

    • FatParosite

      Q.E.D.

      • Leazes.

        B.L.O.C.K.E.D.

        • FatParosite

          Thank you… Who is this one..??

          • Leazes.

            Not you… that was a new record… 5 seconds it lasted

    • Leazes.

      T.R.O.L.L.

    • Big Hairy Man

      Another troll crawls out of a hole

      • Strawberry Dreams

        Fan with a season ticket not a troll you melt

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          the season ticket isn`t at Newcastle

  • NeilMcDonaldFanClub

    If Lascelles is sold Rafa would defo walk surely!!?

    • FatParosite

      I think it depends on how good his lawyer is, but it wouldn’t take a genius to argue that selling Lascelles would be an act of pure vandalism.

      • Leazes.

        No…no…no….look… 2 posts…. The name is a WUM…’Neil Macdonald harks back to the dead years….. its a Troll….you block it…..

        ……you’re not getting the hang of this at all.

        • FatParosite

          It’s a pertinent question… not like Strawberry Bollix below…

          • Ben Jones

            Do as you’re f**king told!

          • glassjawsh-got-banned

            you first
            get fukked

          • FatParosite

            Don’t feed the trolls.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Master Leazes has spoken 😂

          • Leazes.

            It doesn’t matter…. every post isn’t going to be a torment…. they’re both the same person…. he’s sitting there registering them now…..watch….. it takes 5 mins….. it takes me 5 seconds to block but by which time he’s ingratiating himself on the board.

          • NeilMcDonaldFanClub

            What a divvee….you give toon fans a bad name pal….all over the world we are as friendly as owt….but behind yr laptop you act nowt like the rest of us!!

            Grow up man and just let people yap

  • Strawberry Dreams

    There really are a lot of people on here who need some mental health care. I’ve just been called a troll because I’m looking forward to the new football season haha. That Leaves bloke is a moron

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      the best troll hunter going is on here, if he say`s you`re a troll, then you`re
      a troll, i also think you`re a troll.
      Medical help is needed by you and your ilk

      • Leazes.

        I blanked it first time ! That’s the problem though he does get through and sets up shop.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          I just logged in and another troll was there

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Troll hunter 😂 a see you’ve started on the ace lager early

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    The infestation continues

    • Leazes.

      Do you know 50 people who back the regime who are United fans…. I don’t!…. its not an infestation, its 2 individuals who are sometimes joined by a Boro fan….. who have registered god knows how many names but despite that they all cant come on together….and dont.

      They managed to bend the chronicle into thinking they are a large faction, you know when you are on there and get 9 thumbs down for having a go at the resident scouser…. but they fail to join a debate….. thats a giveaway.

      • Martin Rooney

        You need help, a bitter bitter man though you could be a bird like the way you gan on

  • NeilMcDonaldFanClub

    Just joined this site….read it for ages….just because I’ve joined after you means I’m a troll….wowsa….get a grip man

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Their all bitter middle aged men who’s wives & kids hate them. Don’t let them bother you they must only talk to each other because they’ve blocked everyone

  • NeilMcDonaldFanClub

    Utterly ridiculous man….even Neil McDonald gets brought up and commented on….what a doughnut!!
    Is that all this place is about….fuck me….thought I’d join in rather than just read

  • NeilMcDonaldFanClub

    Who said I back the regime anyways!?

  • Desree

    2008 all over again. Last minute sale, Rafa walks, Pardew to the rescue. Relegation.

    How can anyone support this. It is utter madness.