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Also: something something Hatem Ben Arfa.

Paul Thomas

Today features plenty of transfer rumblings as the first of season previews starts to trickle in. What are you seeing in the Newcastle United universe?

Cheick Tiote could quit Newcastle United after sources suggest he's ready to move on | Chronicle Live
I'm planning on writing something more substantial on this later, but this seems very far-fetched to me. Is The Chronicle insinuating that Newcastle would accept an £8 million bid?

Premier League 2014-15 preview No12: Newcastle United | theguardian.com
A very Pardew-centric preview, but worth the read, if only because a major publication acknowledged the term "Pardewed."

Manchester United transfers: Wilfried Zaha race sees Newcastle ahead of Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest | Mirror Online
£7million seems like a decent deal - but how would he fit in the team?

West Ham transfer news: Why Newcastle's interest in Sunderland's Connor Wickham is great news for West Ham | Metro News
I really wanted Wickham a couple of years ago. Now? Eh.

Newcastle Utd striker target Lacazette signs new deal | Hartlepool Mail
Alexandre Lacazette appears to be off the table, as he has successfully leveraged Newcastle's interest into a payday.

Newcastle United's £2.5million prize for Fraser Forster could be scant consolation if they hit 'the wall' at Southampton | Chronicle Live
I always liked Forster, but he was always surplus to requirements at Newcastle. It will be interesting to see what he has to say about Newcastle when they face Southampton.

Hatem Ben Arfa riles Newcastle again by meeting fans in bookshop | The Guardian
Including this article to acknowledge its existence - but don't believe the headline. The story is far tamer.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley to charge Toon backroom staff for extra tickets | Chronicle Live
This set off a tempest in a thimble for some reason. Is this worth getting upset over?