In the latest update spokesman for the much-mooted Nigerian consortium Oba Martin`s agent and key spokesman Chris Nathaniel confirmed that they hoped they could soon make an announcement about a possible deal:
'All I can say is that we have made contact with Newcastle. The Nigerians are very serious and very resourceful and we will make an announcement in the next 48 hours. I won't comment on the circumstances at Newcastle, but they are a fantastic club and should be reaching further heights than what they are."
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