Sport Newcastle defender set to leave for £8 million

19:46  14 june  2018
19:46  14 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Sevilla prepared to spend £13m to lure defender away from Newcastle

  Sevilla prepared to spend £13m to lure defender away from Newcastle Newcastle defender Florian Lejeune has once again been linked with a summer switch to Sevilla this summer. Recently, the Frenchman was named as a target for the La Liga side, who appear to be keen on bolstering their defensive reinforcements with Clement Lenglet’s potential departure in mind. However, according to a report from the Mirror, Sevilla are only willing to part with a sum of £13 million in their pursuit of Lejeune. The central defender was signed from Eibar only last summer by Rafa Benitez and after a difficult start to life in England, has established himself in Newcastle’s starting line-up. Lejuene developed a formidable partnership next to Magpies captain Jamaal Lascelles and this is something that Benitez will hope to preserve ahead of what promises to be an exciting season. A move to a club of Sevilla’s prestige could be of interest to Lejeune but if the Spanish club are to lure the player away from Newcastle, they’ll need to surely cough up a greater sum than £13m.

The Shields Gazette has revealed that Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini is expected to leave the club within the next 24 After eight seasons, the defender felt now was the right time to end his stay with the Magpies West Ham United set to land Derby County forward in £1 million deal.

Newcastle ’s Top Defender Now Linked With A Move To La Liga The Newcastle United Blog14:29. Chancel Mbemba will become 'highest-paid defender in Belgium' if he leave Newcastle , report… Newcastle enforcer set for exit talks this week as club draw up contract offer - Transfer Talk Nothing

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is ready to allow Chancel Mbemba leave for Porto after an £8 million bid from the Portuguese giants.

The Mirror report a four-year contract has been agreed between Porto and Mbemba’s representatives, as the DR Congo defender’s time in England draws to a close.

Aged just 23, Mbemba found it difficult to establish himself on Tyneside under Benitez. Making just 11 appearances for the Magpies last season, it became apparent the centre-half might be heading elsewhere for the next campaign.

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Whether that would be on loan or on a permanent deal was a matter for discussion however, but it now appears as though Mbemba will leave St James’ Park for good.

Newcastle's Mbemba closing in on Porto move

  Newcastle's Mbemba closing in on Porto move Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba is close to agreeing a summer switch to Portuguese side Porto. According to HLN, Mbemba is close to leaving the club after being heavily linked with a move away from St James’ Park. Hoffenheim and Anderlecht have both been linked with the defender, who was largely used as a rotational option for the Magpies this season. Anderlecht remain keen on a deal to bring the player back to Belgium but are likely to miss out on the defender, with the report claiming that a deal could be completed within the coming days. The 23-year-old started just seven Premier League games for Newcastle last season, with Rafa Benitez opting to use summer signing Florian Lejeune. Mbemba impressed during Newcastle’s promotion campaign from the Championship but has been unable to make the step up the Premier League. The defender joined Newcastle back in 2015 from Anderlecht prior to their relegation.

We always thought Chancel Mbemba was a good defender and news today from Belgium outlet HLN that he looks set to join Porto. If both deals go through they will be the first two first-teamers to leave Newcastle this summer and bring some money into Rafa’s transfer funds for the summer.

Arsenal have contacted Newcastle about signing the 25-year-old defender and they have been quoted £ 8 million . England stars Elliot Daly and Joe Launchbury set to leave over 'broken promises' on training

Arriving from Anderlecht prior to the 2015-16 season, Mbemba made 33 appearances in Newcastle’s disastrous year,ending with relegation to the Championship.

In the second tier, Mbemba received the nod on just 12 occasions, and after last season’s equally sparse showing, the Congolese star is off to pastures anew.

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Newcastle and Southampton make approach to recruit Ligue 1 star .
Newcastle United and Southampton have reportedly stepped up their interest in signing Christopher Jullien from Toulouse this summer. According to claims from Yahoo Sport France, as cited in a report from GFFN, the Magpies have been in contact with the entourage of Jullien as they look to recruit the player. The central defender enjoyed a good season at Toulouse despite his side’s shortcomings, and it’s believed that he’d be keen to secure a move to the Premier League ahead of next season. Jullien, 25, is a physically imposing central defender who developed a strong partnership with Issa Diop at the back for Toulouse. Diop has since joined West Ham in a club-record deal. It seems the acquisition of Jullien will be plausible for Newcastle this summer, but it will not be without competition from elsewhere. Turkish giants Galatasaray have also been linked, but Southampton are understood to be the Magpies’ strongest competition for Jullien. The Saints failed to replace Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window and are believed to be keen on adding a new central defender this summer.

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