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Newcastle United target defender Chris Samba

ALAN PARDEW wants a Brit-based defender to replace Steven Taylor this January – and Newcastle are weighing up a move for Chris Samba.
Samba’s current asking price of £10m would be too much, but United might hope to exploit uncertainty at Blackburn and take him for nearer £7m.

Samba would certainly be keen on the move and, while it would take a significant outlay from owner Mike Ashley, the Sunday Sun has been told there IS cash to spend on the right player.

The giant 6ft 4in defender certainly has his admirers at St James’ Park and, while it was assumed that United would continue to look overseas for their replacement for Taylor, Pardew is desperate to land a player with top-flight experience.

The Sunday Sun understands United have been offered both Lyon’s Aly Cissokho and Birmingham’s Curtis Davies in recent days.

United wanted Cissokho in the summer, but would not pay Lyon’s asking price and much will depend on whether a package can be put together that appeals.

“It’s a world market but centre-half is a key position and you’ve got to be sure about what you’re getting in that position,” said Pardew.

“It’s a position that gets highlighted in the Premier League – as (Chelsea defender) Luiz is finding out.

“It’s not a case of having to go in and convince (Mike Ashley).

“The last time we met he said: ‘When are you going to get a centre half?’
“He understands the game, perhaps more so than people realise.

“Maybe not on a technical basis but he knows how it works – he knows we need a defender and we’ll try to get one in.

“He’s been excited by the season so far and he’s looking forward to this next period of games.”

United will now be forced to move on to new striker targets after Modibo Maiga’s move fell through after a problem with the medical.

The Mali forward’s representatives insist that he is medically sound, but the Sunday Sun understands there was an issue with a knee injury which caused concern.

A source close to the deal proclaimed it “dead” – and said there was no chance of it being resurrected.

United had already assembled a hit list of targets that includes Luuk de Jong of FC Twente and Lille’s Moussa Sow, who are both keen to move to Tyneside.

The club are keen on Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace but a St James’ Park insider described talk of a £10million bid as “pure fantasy”.

Newcastle have sent scouts to watch Palace on several occasions, and would also like Nathaniel Clyne to replace Danny Simpson – if the former Manchester United man can’t agree a new deal.
18th December 2011 02:37 PM
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Would love Samba here but i just can't see it happening for some reason.
Moussa Sow from Lille looks a half decent player too.
18th December 2011 02:55 PM
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I think Samba is over rated tbh, may work well with Colo though!
18th December 2011 03:07 PM
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(18th December 2011 03:07 PM)Swyer87 Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.I think Samba is over rated tbh, may work well with Colo though!

I thought that when Arsenal were thought to be interested so I kept an eye out for him to see what he was like and he's suprisingly good.
Absolute giant who's strong in the air,really powerful,very quick and reads the game quite well.
18th December 2011 03:11 PM
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I rate Samba, would love to see him here. Won't happen though. Luke de Jong played with Tiote didn't he? Might be influenced by that.
18th December 2011 03:13 PM
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(18th December 2011 03:13 PM)franzeseNufc Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.I rate Samba, would love to see him here. Won't happen though. Luke de Jong played with Tiote didn't he? Might be influenced by that.

Depends on whether we can get him in before Tiote gets sold. Smile
18th December 2011 09:49 PM
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I'd definitely take Samba, he's a good player.

I know very little about anyone who plays outside the premiership so can't comment on any of the strikers we're being linked with.
18th December 2011 09:54 PM
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He's an absolute beast. Wouldn't mind him here. The money quoted is a bit steep mind.
18th December 2011 10:27 PM
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See today's reports are saying we're back in for Samba in Jan
28th November 2013 12:58 PM
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Have we reached the end of our bullshit link list, then started again.
28th November 2013 01:08 PM
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Seems that way, after all we are apparently looking to get Zaha (on loan)
28th November 2013 01:11 PM
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It seems to be the same names rehashed, you could set a transfer sweepstake up.If you do can my selection be no fucker.
28th November 2013 01:15 PM
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too old + too expensive + too high wages for our structure surely?
28th November 2013 02:53 PM
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If he really wants to get away from Russia, he'll come to us.
28th November 2013 04:36 PM
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An interview about the potential incoming and Pardew didn't say the words 'over the line'

Bull.
28th November 2013 04:41 PM
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Looked shite for QPR last year but so did all of their players
28th November 2013 06:14 PM
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“He understands the game, perhaps more so than people realise."

So much so that you went on telly two years later and denounced him as an ignorant lout.
28th November 2013 06:26 PM
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The words 'barge' 'pole' 'see' 'this' apply here.
28th November 2013 06:32 PM
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(28th November 2013 02:53 PM)amble_ball Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.too old + too expensive + too high wages for our structure surely?

What he said! Samba will be 30 by the end of the season.
28th November 2013 06:59 PM
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Newcastle United target defender Chris Samba

Sod all that crap. What's this "replace Steven Taylor"????
28th November 2013 07:38 PM
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