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Battle for Boyd goes on
Newcastle United face a battle to sign Rangers striker Kris Boyd. The Daily Record claims United, Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham are all after last season’s SPL top scorer. Turkish sides Kayserispor and Trabzonspor are also said to be interested in the Rangers hitman who is available on a free transfer.
Magpies ask for Onouha reduction
Manchester City have been told to lower their asking price for defender Nedum Onouha if the defender is to join Newcastle United. North-east paper The Journal claims United will pay £3.5m for the Nigerian-born defender but City are asking for around £6-7m, which would be out of the cash-strapped United’s price rang.
Newcastle lead protest against under-fire newspapers
Newcastle have reportedly written to all 19 Premier League clubs asking to ban The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday following the ‘disgraceful story’ published by the Sunday paper on the head of the 2018 World Cup bid Lord Triesman, according to ESPN. Triesman was secretly recorded suggesting the Spanish and Russian FA’s would attempt to fix matches at this summers World Cup. The move comes after the club had already banned both papers from the ground. And the club said in a statement: “That story was not in the best interest of English football and has had enormous adverse repercussions already with regard to the 2018 World Cup bid. Newcastle United Football Club supports the stance taken by Gary Lineker who has ceased to provide a column for the newspaper and has been outspoken in his criticism. The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday, will be unwelcome at Newcastle United for the foreseeable future. The club has also written to the Premier League and all other Premier League chairmen, asking for their support in Newcastle’s stance against these publications.”