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Magpies set to take Albin Ebondo on loan

Newcastle United are on the verge of signing Albin Ebondo from Ligue 1 side Toulouse on a six-month loan deal. It has emerged that the Magpies' will look to make the move permanent in the summer if the powerful right-back can impress Joe Kinnear during his tenure in the North-East.

The fee thought initially for Ebondo was 4 million, but now that these propositions have been quashed, one wonders where all the money went.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley had released an amount in excess of 10 million to Kinnear for transfers, and it is widely known that Shay Given's proposed move to Manchester City will earn the Tyneside club something in the region of 10 million. Together that makes a reasonable war-chest of 20 million, with another 6 million expected to arrive from the sale of Charles 'Le Sulk' N'Zogbia to Aston Villa.

With 26 million in the bag, who would Kinnear bring in?




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Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 27 2009

Time: 10:15AM

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