Newcastle linked with striker swoop – but no move for Manchester United ace

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Newcastle United were in the headlines in today’s newspapers – with players linked to signing for them as well as leaving St James’s Park.

It’s been a busy week on the transfer front for the Magpies, with Steve McClaren looking to tie up a deal for Chancel Mbemba subject to visa issues.

But today’s papers also had a number of other Newcastle-related stories, including talk of a bid for Manchester United’s Geordie midfielder Michael Carrick.

That one sounds far-fetched, however, given the Wallsend-born star is 33 and Newcastle aren’t looking to sign anyone over the age of 27.

Here’s a rundown of the main NUFC stories:

Newcastle United contacted Bordeaux about the availability of 22-year-old Uruguay forward Diego Rolan, club president Jean-Louis Triaud has revealed. (

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is hopeful of adding his former Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, 33, to his squad at Selhurst Park. (Sunday People)

Spurs have not made an offer for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, which could prompt Liverpool to move for the 25-year-old France international. (Daily Star Sunday)

Manchester United have rejected approaches from Newcastle and Inter Milan for 33-year-old England midfielder Michael Carrick. (Sunday People)