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Newcastle Transfer News: Magpies Will Sign Loic Remy Within 48 Hours?

Published May 24, 2014 by gossipzoo

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Newcastle United hope to have signed QPR striker Loic Remy within the next 48 hours, according to the Metro.

And the North East club’s new director of football Joe Kinnear revealed a deal for Aston Villa forward Darren Bent is also close to being struck.

When asked about the potentiality if signing Remy, who the Magpies made a failed attempt to sign in the January window, Kinnear said:

“Yeah I think very much, so I would like to think we are very, very close to agreeing that.

“I would think maybe Monday or Tuesday we will be a position to say yea or nay, but I am very happy about how that deal is going at the moment.”

The former Wimbledon boss also revealed the club are closing in on Bent, though they are likely to face stiff competition from newly-taken over Fulham, who have cash to spend this summer.

Kinnear admitted talks are on-going regarding the former Tottenham marksman, who appears to be surplus to requirement on Villa Park ahead of the new season.

“We were with Darren’s agent for two or three hours, we thrashed out a deal.

‘We are still in negotiations with Aston Villa so there is a really strong possibility there.”

Newcastle’s hopes of signing Bent appeared to be on the rocks last week after it was revealed the Magpies were only willing to pay 2 million for the 29-year-old, who was left feeling unimpressed with Kinnear and the club’s offer.

But it seems to have been revived now and Newcastle hope both he and Remy join the incoming Bafetimbi Gomis in the next few days, with Gomis set to join for 8 million from French side Lyon.

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Newcastle 2013/14 Home Kit Revealed By Kevin Mbabu

Published May 12, 2014 by gossipzoo


A fan image from Newcastle United’s recent U21 friendly fixtures have unofficially and unconventionally revealed the club’s new home kit.

Young Swiss defender Kevin Mbabu, who joined The Magpies back in January, was snapped with a young fan.

The shirt design of course stays true to the club’s traditional black and white-striped image and comes with a purple trim, with the logo of new sponsors Wonga emblazoned in the middle.

The photo has been doing the rounds on Twitter since being taken and would seem to officially reveal the new design earlier than anticipated.

Mbabu, who joined from Swiss club Servette back in January, was the one to let the cat out of the proverbial bag, as it were, as he was spotted grinning with a not too happy youngster.

And not everyone is happy with the new kit, either.

Striker Papiss Cisse is still rowing with the Magpies over their new sponsors Wonga, the controversial short-term money lending company.

The Senegal international, who is a practicing Muslim, refuses to wear kit featuring their logo on religious grounds.

He is on the verge of quitting Tyneside, according to the Express, with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg closely monitoring developments.

Cisse has not travelled with his teammates for their pre-season tour of Portugal, where Alan Pardew’s side play two friendlies.

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