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Chris Hughton has played down speculation linking Newcastle with a host of big names, including Raul.

The Magpies are keen to bolster their ranks this summer, as they prepare for life back in the Premier League, but have adopted a cautious approach to their dealings so far.

That has done little to stop the incessant rumours, though, with numerous players tipped to be on their way to St James' Park.

Among those generating the most publicity are Real Madrid legend Raul, Scunthorpe frontman Gary Hooper, former Manchester City striker Benjani and Marseille playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa.

However, Hughton insists there is no substance to any of those reports, telling The Journal: "It's natural that we get linked with players but none of those names are accurate.

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"Raul would have to take a huge pay cut to come here - I don't think he's going to do that!

"The Benjani rumour is just wrong - he hasn't been training with us and there is nothing in the Gary Hooper rumour either.

"I read about Ben Arfa. He is a cracking player and it's nice to see us linked with him, but there has been absolutely no contact there whatsoever."

Hughton has also sought to curb the rumours linking Newcastle with ex-England international Sol Campbell.

He added: "I think people have picked up on my relationship with Sol and him being available and come up with that one.

"He is a good player but at the moment there's nothing to say on it. There hasn't been any progress."
22nd July 2010 09:48 AM
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Well done Chris, so what your saying is your speaking to nee one...
22nd July 2010 09:50 AM
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And we got Defenders dropping like flys and we badly need cover..
22nd July 2010 09:57 AM
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(22nd July 2010 09:50 AM)Jinkyjim Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Well done Chris, so what your saying is your speaking to nee one...

He never said that, just we were not in talks with any of them players named.
22nd July 2010 09:58 AM
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He said just yesterday that we have some money to spend and he expects some players in.

Am glad we arent talking to Benjani, Hooper or Raul.

Am not convinced Sol Campbell would be a wise move either.
22nd July 2010 09:59 AM
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Aye let him go to Sunderland and form the quickest central partnership in the prem with the Bramble Wink
22nd July 2010 10:03 AM
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(22nd July 2010 10:03 AM)Figs Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Aye let him go to Sunderland and form the quickest central partnership in the prem with the Bramble Wink

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(22nd July 2010 09:57 AM)Figs Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.And we got Defenders dropping like flys and we badly need cover..

We've signed cover for Simpson, Taylor was missing a lot last year anyway, and Kadar isn't really a first team player.

Wouldn't say we "badly" need cover, although one new defender would be nice.
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22nd July 2010 10:06 AM
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(22nd July 2010 09:50 AM)Jinkyjim Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.Well done Chris, so what your saying is your speaking to nee one...

Yes, because there are only 4 people available in the market isn't there Junky?

Make that glass half full eh? Wink
22nd July 2010 10:09 AM
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Well he hasn't spoken to me for years.
22nd July 2010 10:19 AM
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