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Outspoken QPR midfielder speaks about Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of Sunday's clash with Chelsea

Newcastle United: Potential summer transfer targets

Alan Pardew has already signed Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux so far this summer as he looks to build on last season's 11th place finish. A replacement for Andy Carroll is overdue with the entire £35 million fee received from his sale possibly available for transfers.

No bids yet for big-name Newcastle players

Newcastle have not received any bids for big-name players Joey Barton, Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez amid mounting speculation over their futures.

Newcastle signing hoping for France call-up

Newcastle new boy Sylvain Marveaux is hoping his exploits in the Barclays Premier League can win him international recognition with France.

Kevin Nolan seals switch to West Ham

Kevin Nolan today completed his surprise move to relegated West Ham.

Joey Barton would leave Newcastle for Champions League

Joey Barton says only the lure of Champions League football could tempt him away from Newcastle this summer.

Joey Barton: 'I don't want to leave Newcastle'

Joey Barton has reiterated his desire to stay at Newcastle as captain Kevin Nolan heads out of St James' Park.

Newcastle agree fee with West Ham for Kevin Nolan

Newcastle skipper Kevin Nolan appears to be closing in on a move to West Ham after it emerged he is to undergo a medical with the London club.

Newcastle admit Jose Enrique contract problems

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted the club is struggling to persuade Jose Enrique to sign a new deal.

Alan Pardew expected Joey Barton contract problems

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted he knew there was going to be a problem with Joey Barton's contractual situation.

Joey Barton not offered new deal by Newcastle

Joey Barton's agent has revealed his client will not be offered a new contract by Newcastle when it expires next year.

Liverpool target Jose Enrique quiet on Newcastle future

Newcastle full-back Jose Enrique is maintaining a diplomatic silence over his future as manager Alan Pardew looks to next season.

Nolan: 'We had to let Carroll go. The money was astronomical'

As Liverpool's £35m striker prepares to face his old club, his former team-mate admits it was good business for all

Nolan to sign Newcastle deal within two weeks

Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is ready to sign a new contract to end speculation over his future.

Campbell finds slick flick tolift Blackpool draw comfort

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