Newcastle make late bid to trump Liverpool in transfer market

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Rasmus ElmNewcastle United have made a habit out of scouting players in Europe and making a move for them ahead of their Premier League rivals, but it appears that Alan Pardew is trying to hijack Liverpool’s move for AZ Alkmaar midfielder Rasmus Elm.

24-year-old Swedish international Elm seems to be in big demand in England, with both Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish taking a shine to the 6ft midfielder.

The Sun has previously reported that Liverpool had agreed an £8 million fee for Elm who has played 22 times for his country, with a five-year deal worth £40,000 all but signed with his agent Patrick Monk.

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However, earlier this week the Daily Mail ran with the story that Pardew will try and trump Liverpool in any deal for Elm, whose brother David has previously played top flight English football for Fulham.

Neither Pardew or Dalglish were able to watch Rasmus Elm last weekend, as he missed AZ’s match for the birth of his daughter. Kenny is said to be frustrated at a wasted trip, but Elm told De Telegraaf that: “I didn’t know Liverpool [scouts] were in the stadium, But if so, too bad for them.”

Anyway, it’s Graham Carr and the Newcastle scouts that Elm needs to be impressing, not the Liverpool ones, and it seems that his 15 goals in 59 league appearances for AZ over the course of three seasons in Holland has done just that.

With Danny Guthrie likely to leave Newcastle at the end of the season and Dan Gosling out of favour, the Magpies do need to strengthen in the middle of the park and the Swedish international is one option that Pardew is considering.

Here’s what he could offer Newcastle or indeed Liverpool…


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  • Martin Badger says:

    Why is KD scouting for anyone? He should be sacked. If he isn’t then I sincerely hope LFC go down. It would be what they deserve.He has tarnished his wonderful reputation with his crass incompetence all season and to keep him on would be a massive insult to the fans. For God’s sake go and please take Henderson with you.You have made an sbolute fool of yourself with your shameful playing of favourites.

  • ahmed says:

    u are right martin, Kd should gt his way out n lfc find some1 who deserve t.

  • JP...from The Rock says:

    Kenny Dogleash destroyed Newcastle when he was manager there and I knew he would do the same to Liverpool. This is a guy that sold Ginola, Asprilla, Ferdinand and Beardsley when they were the NUFC stars those days! He’s a joke of manager ever since his first successful stint with Liverpool and is stuck in the 80’s.

    King Kenny my ass! LOL

  • GWAKS says:

    yes martin, Dalglish has to leave lfc because he fail to manage the team refer fa final(spearing vs mata)

  • Toon69 says:

    Looks a bit like a young Kevin Nolan imo, not sure we’d be looking to outbid anyone, as we’ve seen in the past that those sort of things always come to bite you back on the ass…. persoanlly I hope Pardew will give Gosling a bit more time as well as Vuckic, both of who can do the same job Gutherie has been… a bench warmer behind Tiote & Cabaye, I mean, I doubt Ashley will cough up £8m for a player who’s gonna spend most of his time on the bench, do you???

    • Tom Jones says:

      Prob not, and agree Vuckic needs game time (if he can stay fit) but Gosling still needs to win be round

  • kormee says:

    Blfc we might never of one the prem or the champions lge, but hey we a team on the making now , you are gonna go no were ever with him he cant build teams hes just a demolition man look at who you bought and what you paid because of kenny , luis aside look at your transfers look at your results , he needs to go and ngo soon as he is not manager material look when we played you and enrique was going in goal he walked on your pitch and steve g told him to get off it , and he did , so this manager cant manage truth mate …feel sorry for yous seriouse get him out….

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