Date: 8th August 2008 at 10:44pm
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As the media whip the alleged unrest over any Smith to Everton deal into a frenzy, it seems like Newcastle management are beavering away behind the scenes to try and complete a deal for Erin Derdoyik to appease fans who are becoming seriously stressed over the fact only Shola out of the remaining strikers has seen any pre-season action.

Having baulked at the initial £6m price it looks like further efforts to find a compromise are being attempted.