Date: 3rd January 2009 at 8:37pm
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Joe Kinnear`s statement:

“There are certain players I am trying to sell at the moment who cost decent money so a lot will depend on how much I get back from that. Not any of the big boys, but other players who have come in to the value of £16m for three of them.”

The three for £16m? Alan Smith looks very much a possibility at £6m, with Xisco joining him for £5m and possibly Duff for £5m. They certainly seem to be the most likely candidates but again Newcastle would have to take an almighty hit on the lot of them. Our only hope is that we try and get the same amount in Euros for Xisco as we paid back in August.