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Brest on Roux: There has been no proposal

August 27th, 2011 | 22 Comments |

Newcastle United's alleged interest in Nolan Roux dampens.
No contact
It seems that despite a lot of excitement centred around Newcastle United’s alleged interest in Nolan Roux, no contact has been made with either his current club or his agent.

Whatever you think about some of Joey Barton’s previous behaviour – and some of it was atrocious – it’s hard to deny that he was very effective on the pitch. What we could do with then is a decent incoming transfer to help us get over his exit. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem as if such a transfer is coming in the shape of Nolan Roux.

There were a flurry of reports from the French media last week suggesting that we might be interested in the 23 year-old Brest striker, but Corentin Martins – Brest’s Sports Director – simply said this in relation to any alleged offers from Newcastle:

There has been no proposal.

Roux’s agent is also apparently unaware of any interest from either Newcastle or FC Schalke 04, who were apparently after Roux last season and are thought to be his preferred club. (more…)

Pieters, Roux, Barton … it’s all go with Toon transfers

August 26th, 2011 | 38 Comments |

Erik Pieters: Toon deal close to completion?
Agent pretty sure transfer will happen
Could it be that Newcastle United are indeed closing in on a ‘double swoop’ for a left-back and a striker? And will Joey Barton leave or not?

Rumours abound that we’re close to finalising deals for both Erik Pieters and Nolan Roux, although I think it’s always worth waiting to see them at an SJP press conference holding a black and white shirt before getting too excited.

The story with Erik Pieters has us agreeing a £6m+ deal for the 23 year-old left-back, which presumably also accounts for any financial clauses in his contract that were allegedly a sticking point with the deal originally.

Pieters’ agent Piet van der Pol said:

I don’t know the exact numbers of Newcastle’s offer, but I’m pretty sure that the transfer will go ahead.

I would imagine Pieters would slot straight in as first-choice left-back but I wonder what will happen to Ryan Taylor. I sometimes think he’s worth having on the pitch just for his set pieces given that goals in open play haven’t been our speciality since Andy Carroll left. Or at least it seemed that way until Sammyobi scored that cracker last night. (more…)

Rumours from across The Channel: Toon pursue two more French strikers

August 25th, 2011 | 24 Comments |

Nolan Roux is allegedly a Newcastle United target.
Nolan Roux
Reports from across The Channel suggest that Newcastle United is ‘cooling’ on Modibo Maiga and is instead looking at a couple of other French strikers.

The rumour-mill in the French press is alleging that our interest in Modibo Maiga is cooling but that we’re chasing other players in France’s Ligue 1.

Two names have been suggested by French hacks and they’re Nolan Roux and Guillaume Hoarau.

Nolan Roux (no relation to Nolan Kevin) is a 23 year old striker who currently plays for Stade Brest where he’s been since 2009. In that time he’s played 62 league games and scored 21 goals, and he has made 1 appearance for France’s U21s, scoring 2 goals in that game.

Back in June, Liverpool were allegedly chasing the player with a €6.5m (£5.7m) bid. The same bid was apparently make by Shalke and Roux was reported to be upset that his club turned down the bid, thus depriving him of Champions League football. Apparently Brest were holding out for €8m (£7m) but no bid that high materialised.

Whether we’re actually preparing a saucy bid for Roux or not remains to be seen and at the moment this is nothing more than speculation. (more…)