Date: 28th January 2017 at 10:15am
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While reports linking Andros Townsend with a potential return to Newcastle United emerged only around two weeks ago now, the Magpies’ proposed move for the England international has become somewhat of a saga. 

The 25-year-old is understood to have been of interest, though the Eagles are believed to have so far been against the notion of loaning the winger back to St. James’ Park as the January transfer window deadline approaches. Still, the saga took another turn yesterday following claims from Times journalist George Caulkin suggesting the south London side were interested in a move for Toon ace Chancel Mbemba.

In turn, those at St. James’ Park are thought to have asked AGAIN about Townsend’s situation and the notion of a swap deal has been talked about on social media. There’s little doubt Mbemba has seen his stock drop this term as the burgeoning partnership of Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark continues to impress, though did prove a popular player at Premier League level.

So, here’s how Twitter reacted.