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SL View: Could NUFC takeover be off after journalist’s Ashley reveal?

Newcastle United are set to be handed a £50 million transfer kitty this summer by owner Mike Ashley, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon. While the news will come as a huge boost for manager Steve Bruce, Newcastle fans are unlikely to be happy. The Magpies faithful want Ashley gone as soon as possible, with the Amanda Staveley-led Public Investment Fund looking to revive their £300m takeover after pulling out last summer. The Newcastle chairman also wants out and is hoping the arbitration hearing against the Premier League will go in his favour in a bid to have the takeover approved. However, Ashley’s decision to provide £50m in transfer funds does not look like the action of a man preparing to leave St James’ Park. The Magpies boss has refused to bring out the chequebook and spend heav...

Sky Sports: 45y/o tells West Brom he doesn’t want to become their manager

Lincoln City manager Michael Appleton has told West Bromwich Albion that he does not want to become their next boss, according to Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett. Understand Michael Appleton has told #wba he doesn’t want the Head Coach job at the Hawthorns. Wants to see the project through at #Lincoln — Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) June 14, 2021 The 45-year-old wants to remain at the League One outfit instead, dealing a blow on the Baggies. Sportslens View The Hawthorns outfit have already rejected the chance to sign Chris Wilder, while David Wagner chose another club ahead of them despite coming very close to joining. West Brom were keen on appointing Appleton as they sought a manager capable of helping them secure an instant promotion back to the Premier League. They have to look elsewhe...

‘Best so far’ – Chris Sutton & some WHUFC fans react to goal from Hammers man

West Ham United forward Andriy Yarmolenko scored a worldie last night as Ukraine attempted a comeback against the Netherlands. His side were 2-0 down in the second-half of their European Championship opener, but the Hammers man gave them hope. Ukraine drew level minutes later but eventually lost 3-2, and will need to pick up points from their next two group games um have a chance of advancing to the knockout stages. Despite the Netherlands’ victory, Yarmolenko’s wonder-strike from outside the box was the highlight of the match. 🚀 Will there be a better goal than THIS Andriy Yarmolenko golazo in the first round of games?@GazpromFootball | #EUROGOTR | #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/9hoOxy8wcH — UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 13, 2021 BBC pundit and former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton was...

‘It was annoying’ – Euro 2020 star reacts to what Rangers did to him

Wolfsburg defender Kevin Mbabu spent the second half of 2014-15 on loan at Rangers while at Newcastle United but did not make a single first-team appearance for the Light Blues. The 26-year-old was never included in any of Rangers’ matchday squads and has revealed that it did hurt him. Mbabu will be playing in the Champions League with the Bundesliga side next term and has already caught the eye at Euro 2020. The Switzerland international put in an impressive shift during yesterday’s 1-1 draw against Wales and has reflected on his horror loan spell at Ibrox. “The club told me we had an opportunity with four others to go on loan to Rangers and help them to go back to the first division,” Mbabu told The Athletic. “I thought, ‘I need to play men’s football and get some experience’. I was happ...

‘A mistake to let me go’ – 26y/o tells NUFC after classy Euros performance

Wolfsburg defender Kevin Mbabu put in a top performance for Switzerland during Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Wales at Euro 2020, with Newcastle United fans left wondering ‘what could have been’. The 26-year-old spent three and a half years at Newcastle before leaving for Young Boys permanently in the summer of 2017. Mbabu featured in just five first-team appearances while with the Magpies, failing to establish himself in the squad due to injuries and lack of playing opportunities. He has since established himself as one of Bundesliga’s best right-backs, helping Wolfsburg to a fourth-place finish last term. The former Newcastle man will be playing Champions League football next season as a result and has revealed that leaving St. James’ Park inspired him to become a better player. “When I lef...

Man City star tests positive for Covid19 ahead of Euros game, Man Utd man replaces him

According to Portuguese outlet Record, Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo has tested positive for the coronavirus, and his Manchester United counterpart Diogo Dalot will now replace him in the squad. Portugal kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary on Tuesday, and the Man City star has now been put in isolation. The country’s players and coaching crew were tested on Saturday, and they all tested negative except for Cancelo. The Man City defender played a huge role as Pep Guardiola’s side won the Premier League and League Cup in 2020-21, and Portugal were relying on him to replicate those excellent performances at the Euros. However, they have been dealt a huge blow in their attempts to defend their European Championship title and will now look to count on Dalot. The Man Utd fu...

‘A transfer warchest from Ashley’ – Reliable journo shares exciting NUFC summer update

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce is set to be handed a huge summer transfer boost, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon. Newcastle. Bruce will get a transfer warchest from Ashley. Around 50m for this window. — Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) June 13, 2021 The reliable journalist claims Magpies owner Mike Ashley is ready to provide around £50 million in transfer funds as the club look to bolster their squad this summer. Newcastle will look to impress next season and hopefully avoid a relegation battle as they eye a top-10 finish in the Premier League table, and landing quality players in the coming weeks would help boost their chances. Bruce wants to sign Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock permanently after he impressed on loan at St. James’ Park during the second-half of 2020-21, and that can...

Agents of four-time UCL winner reportedly sound out Leeds & Everton over move

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo is set to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer as he is not in the plans of new manager Carlo Ancelotti. According to the Daily Mirror, his agents are searching for a new club for him and have sounded out both Everton and Leeds United, with the Toffees early favourites to land him. Marcelo wants a two-year deal and could be available for as little as £5 million with just a year left on his current deal. Madrid are ready to sell the 33-year-old defender, and his preference is to move to England or Italy. Sportslens View With five La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues to his name since joining the Spanish giants in 2007, the 58-cap Brazil international knows how to win. Despite playing just 19 games across all competitions last term, Marcelo would fancy his c...

Ferdinand’s two-word reaction as Moyes signs new West Ham deal

West Ham United manager David Moyes has signed a new three-year deal after guiding the club to Europe last season. We are delighted to announce that manager David Moyes has signed a new three-year contract with the Club! ✍️ — West Ham United (@WestHam) June 12, 2021 The 58-year-old led the Hammers to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League in 2020-21, and Everton were keen on bringing him back to Goodison Park as Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement. However, Moyes has decided to extend his stay at the London Stadium and will be looking to impress with the side again next season. He returned to West Ham in December 2019, guiding them to safety after Manuel Pellegrini left them in 17th in the Premier League table, one point above the relegation zone. The Hammers came close to a to...

‘He is a superb player’ – Kylian Mbappe raves about Chelsea star

Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount is criminally underrated, but the England international has continued to prove his worth almost every game. The Blues academy graduate provided the assist that won the Stamford Bridge outfit their second Champions League trophy at the expense of Manchester City a fortnight ago. Mount is expected to play a huge role for England at the European Championship, and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he would love to know more about the Chelsea attacker. Mbappe told France Football when asked which three interviews he would love to read next in the magazine: “Gigi (Buffon) because I would like to know what he is going to do next. “Messi, because he does not speak much, so we would discover things. Mason Mount, because he is a su...

‘He is like a tank’ – Mbappe admits he loves one thing about Man City star

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe is one of the fastest footballers on the planet, and it is normal for him to admire that quality in other players. The France international has showered praise on Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker, raving about his explosive pace in an interview with Football France. Mbappe experienced the speed of the England international first hand when Man City and PSG met in the first leg of last season’s Champions League semi-finals, and he definitely met his match in Walker. “There are also players less explosive from a standing start like Kyle Walker at Manchester City,” the youngster told the French magazine. “He is like a tank once he hits his speed once he gets into it.” Walker’s pace has been crucial to Man City’s style of play under manager Pep Gu...

Leeds star makes grand entrance at Euros’ national team camp after Tuesday blow

Leeds United centre-back Diego Llorente is back with the Spain squad after returning a negative coronavirus test. The Whites defender was sent home on Tuesday after testing positive, and he feared his dreams of playing at the European Championships were over. However, Llorente returned two negative tests yesterday and is now back with the others at the camp. The Leeds star made quite the entrance as he was welcomed by his fellow Spanish international teammates with applause and “guard of honour”. 🚨 OFICIAL | @diego_2llorente se reincorpora a la concentración de la @SeFutbol. El central internacional acaba de regresar a las instalaciones de Las Rozas tras conocer el último resultado negativo en las pruebas PCR. ℹ️ https://t.co/YTM2iBJ93H#SomosEspaña pic.twitter.com/bOd...