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Is Hughton after James Vaughan to make up for injured strikers?

August 29th, 2009 | 8 Comments |

Loan target Vaughan
Loan target Vaughan
We’re somewhat bereft of strikers at the moment with Ameobi definitely out due to a foot injury and question marks over the fitness of both Carroll and Xisco.

The Mirror is reporting that Hughton has asked Everton if he can have James Vaughan on loan to plug the gaps. Vaughan is Everton’s youngest ever goalscorer but has been fairly injury-hit himself. He’s fit now but has found himself warming the bench a lot and is apparently keen to see some first team football somewhere.

The Mirror says that Moyes will think about it and give Hughton an answer over the weekend but it also says that Hughton has other targets too.

Hughton told yesterday’s Chronicle this about Ameobi:

As far as Shola is concerned, we must stick to the factual stuff.

What he’s got is a stress injury to the bone, which is being assessed today by our medical team.

We will see what the extent of the damage is.

But we remain very hopeful that this is not a long-term injury.

In all honesty he is a doubt for Leicester, but we hope it isn’t a long-term injury.” (more…)


Newcastle United – SALE NOW ON!

July 30th, 2009 | 7 Comments |

Hopefully nothing is at 70% off
Hopefully nothing is at 70% off
Is it really time to hold our breath? Could the end really be nigh?

Sky Sports News is reporting that Wolfsburg have agreed a £9m fee with us for Obafemi Martins. Though it’s yet unconfirmed by Newcastle, Oba was left out of the squad for the friendly against Leeds, which has given credence to the claims.

Speculation is also mounting about an imminent agreement with Spurs to ship Bassong off to White Hart Lane. Habib Beye threw a paddy after being taken off in the game against Leeds and given his recent comments, he could also be on the way out. Guiterrez, Coloccini and Xisco are all being monitored by clubs in Italy and Spain and Krul is apparently being monitored by Arsenal.

So if the Martins sale becomes fact then it stands to reason the other speculation could materialise into reality. Of course, more pertinently or at least as pertinently, is the implication that if Martins is allowed to leave then the ’embargo’ placed on transfers has been lifted. Which means either new owners are now calling the shots and making their first business decisions. Or Mike Ashley is getting his fire-sale underway and it’s anyone’s guess what that could mean for us. (more…)