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CHN Links: Wednesday Edition

Good morning, Toon Army. Who will be fit for the derby? Will transfers be done in time? That and more after the jump.

Cheik Tiote's three match ban has been upheld by the FA. (The Guardian)

Andy Carroll's status for Sunday's derby match is still very much in question. (Lee Ryder, The Chronicle)

The Stevenage fan who punched Scott Laird on Saturday has been charged by the police. (The Guardian)

Dan Gosling is on the comeback trail. (Dan King, NUFC Official Site)

Sunderland will likely have Lee Cattermole, Nedum Onuoha, and Danny Welbeck on Sunday. The status of all three players was previously in question. (SAFC Official Site)

Transfer Rumors
Sources were reporting early Tuesday that Seb Larsson could be signed in time for the derby (Matthew Leslie, The Journal), but by the end of the day there were concerns that the two sides could not agree on a wage. (Ross Gregory, The Shields Gazette)

Wayne Bridge will likely be landing at West Ham, Roberto Mancini confirms. (Sky Sports)

Stephane Sessegnon may not be in Sunderland in time for the derby after all. (Paul Fraser, The Northern Echo)

In what is likely a case of a rumor being turned into a story (instead of the other way around), Shay Given is being linked to Newcastle by at least one source, however reliable that source may be. (

Aston Villa are balking at the price and wage of Joey Barton. (Stuart James, The Guardian)