Date: 9th July 2006 at 4:46pm
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We are desperate for strike power, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was on a free transfer. Will Glenn Roeder look back and wish he’d snapped up the Dutch international?

Should we have signed him when he said: ‘A chance to play for Newcastle certainly interests me.’?

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Charlton Athletic appear to have won the race to sign Hasselbaink, with the striker reportedly set for a medical at The Valley on Monday.

Celtic held talks last week, but failed to match his wage demands, which could be the reason Newcastle have stayed clear. But could this pave the way for a bid for Charlton youngster Darren Bent, who is said to want a move to Tyneside to join his hero Michael Owen?