Spurs are lining up a new bid for Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote – but hope to fare better than they did with their January approach by offering Wilson Palacios in part-exchange.4
That’s what is being reported in today’s Metro.Â Take a look at the full article below:-
Palacios has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer after an underwhelming campaign in which he has slipped behind Tom Huddlestone and Sandro in the pecking order.
And although some Italian clubs have already expressed an interest in the Honduran, Harry Redknapp is keen to use him to test the Magpies’ resolve to keep star man Tiote – who only signed a new deal in February.
Newcastle have money to spend this summer, thanks to their January sale of striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool for Â£35million.
But owner Mike Ashley and boss Alan Pardew may be tempted to take up Tottenham’s offer, if the Londoners present a cash package of more than Â£8million alongside Palacios.
Meanwhile, Tiote – who scored Newcastle’s equalizer in their amazing 4-4 draw with Arsenal earlier this year – has spoken of his continuing good form at St James’ Park and praised his team-mates for their support.
‘I am not surprised [by how well we’ve done] because we work together and we have grown in confidence together,’ he said.
‘If you do well against a big club you have confidence, and this year we have done well.’
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