French league champions had seen a £14m bid rejected but appear to have made a breakthrough in negotiations to open personal terms with the French midfielder
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Saturday 27 April 2013
A breathless celebration had barely abated when Alan Pardew stood in front of the television cameras – hair sorted, shirt back in his trousers – and commended his players. “I asked them to find a way before kick-off,” he said. “They found a way.”
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Sports Direct is to hand its staff a payout worth more than £50,000 this summer after the sportswear giant met its profit targets under a lucrative share scheme.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Quercus pins hopes on Suggs
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Retail rivals Sports Direct and JD Sports Fashion are limbering up to submit bids to acquire the group behind the Bench clothing brand for up to £100m.
Friday 29 March 2013
Sports Direct International is famous for flogging large amounts of tracksuits and trainers, but yesterday its bosses were making a name for themselves with the sale of large chunks of shares. David Forsey, chief executive, and the finance chief, Robert Mellors, have sold all their shares ahead of next month's reward scheme which will see them receive 1 million new shares in the new financial year.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Sir Mike Rake, the chairman of BT, is to become president of the employers' organisation the CBI, taking over from Sir Roger Carr.
Friday 01 March 2013
Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran all arrived in January
Thursday 28 February 2013
The future of high street fashion retailer Republic has been secured and 2,100 jobs saved after Sports Direct International bought the chain from administrators.
Thursday 21 February 2013
Monday 18 February 2013
In a rare piece of good news for the retail sector, supermarket Morrisons has bought 49 Blockbuster stores from the DVD rental group's administrator, Deloitte.
Friday 08 February 2013
Recent results have seen the Magpies climb away from the bottom three
Thursday 07 February 2013
The Magpies made a number of transfers in the January window
Sunday 03 February 2013
Sports Direct will step up its challenge to Decathlon's European dominance when it opens its first Spanish store in April.
Monday 28 January 2013
Pardew has been well backed during the current transfer window
Friday 25 January 2013
Fabricio Coloccini made a dramatic U-turn today when he told Alan Pardew, the Newcastle United manager, he would be prepared to stay at the club until the end of the season.
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
- 4 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 5 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds