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Newcastle table bid for FC Twente defender Douglas

Newcastle were today awaiting a response from FC Twente after tabling a bid for Brazil-born defender Douglas.

<b> Mathieu Debuchy : </b> The right-back had an intriguing battle with Oxlade-Chamberlain and was out-fought at times. But Debuchy seemed to grow in confidence and kept Oxlade-Chamberlain busy in the second half by pressing forward in attack. 6

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew expects to make transfer breakthrough soon

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is confident of making a transfer breakthrough within the next fortnight.

Alan Pardew was yesterday named Barclays manager of the season

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew welcomes return of Steven Taylor

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is relishing the prospect of having central defender Steven Taylor fit for the new Barclays Premier League season.

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Karim El Ahmadi relishing Aston Villa switch

Feyenoord midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is relishing the prospect of joining Aston Villa and facing the Barclays Premier League big guns.

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Newcastle will face 'different' challenges next season says Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew believes Newcastle will face "different" challenges next season, but is confident his players can be equal to the task.

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hopeful of reaching a "positive conclusion" to his bid to sign Feyenoord midfielder Karim El Ahmadi.

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Ismail Aissati netted for the defending champions

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After failing to put out Forest fires, the former England manager is back at the Dutch club where he stunned football by winning the league. He may risk his legacy but he refuses to play safe

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