Newcastle hopeful of new Fabricio Coloccini deal
Friday 30 September 2011
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hoping Jonas Gutierrez's decision to sign a new long-term contract will persuade skipper Fabricio Coloccini to do the same.
The 28-year-old Argentinian midfielder this week put pen to paper on a four-year deal and Pardew, who had hoped to persuade Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton to stay on Tyneside this summer, is keeping his fingers crossed that compatriot Coloccini will follow suit.
The central defender will lead the Magpies into Barclays Premier League battle at Wolves tomorrow hoping to extend their eight-game unbeaten start to the season.
Pardew said: "Of course Colo is on the agenda, there is no doubt about that. He's had a terrific start as captain.
"We have a different look to the team and he is part of that, and securing Jonas will only help in the process of trying to secure Coloccini."
Mick McCarthy believes persuading striker Kevin Doyle to sign a new contract reinforces his belief that Wolves are not a selling club.
Doyle yesterday put pen to paper on a new four-year contract to end constant speculation about his future.
McCarthy revealed summer capture and new skipper Roger Johnson had asked if Wolves would sell their best players - including Doyle and winger Matt Jarvis - before moving from Birmingham.
The Wolves manager said: "When I was taking to Roger Johnson in the summer, his worry was Doyle and Matt Jarvis might go.
"I was honest and straight with him and I said 'if Man United came in for them, we'd have to sell them'.
"But Jamie O'Hara wouldn't have come here (from Tottenham) if we were selling our better players. We want to re-sign them and keep them."
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is wary of the threat of Charles N'Zogbia, but does not think he is at his best yet with Aston Villa.
N'Zogbia will face his old club tomorrow for the first time since making a summer switch to Villa Park.
Martinez said: "He is only happy when he is on the pitch and when you get players like that it is just a matter of time before they are successful.
"But it is going to take time to be himself. I hope he hits his best moment of form further down the season.
"If on Saturday he can have a quiet moment it would be much appreciated."
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm that there was a 'minor disturbance'
Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Parties threaten resort's image as a family destination
I Am Bread could actually be a challenging and nuanced title
Latest in Sport
Luis Suarez: Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from spine injury after doing somersault celebration
West Brom vs Manchester United: Latest score and Twitter updates, with Stephane Sessegnon, Marouane Fellaini, Saido Berahino and Daley Blind on target
Arsenal vs Hull: Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan lead criticism of Arsene Wenger after 'uncomfortable' interview with Jacqui Oatley
Adel Taraabt criticism from QPR boss Harry Redknapp sparked by player walking out of team meeting prior to Liverpool game
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Are you ready for Crazy Doritos, the red-hot snack food craze sweeping Mexico’s streets?
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage