After somewhat of a quiet Saturday by Newcastle standards Sunday is always a fun day for those happy hacks on Fleet Street. Starting off with the biggest rumour first is that featured in the NOTW, regarding Bellamy coming back to St James`. A figure of £9m is mentioned, obviously in the intention that either England`s Michael Owen or Obafemi Martins is leaving the club.
Next up in the local rags is Ludovic Giuly from Barca. Surprisingly Giuly is only 30 and would be pencilled in to fill the El Hadj Diouf role on the right wing. Giuly`s reps have admitted we have made contact. The same paper believes the Rozenhal and Ben Haim signings will go through this week, with the Israeli allegedly on Tyneside for talks at this moment.
Right backs remain high on the priority list as well. Luke Young and Marseille full back Habib Beye both enter Big Sam`s thinking according to the rags. French is a recurring theme in the papers as well, with Auxerre left back Bakari Sagna.
Best story of the day though – Sunderland to sign Andy O`Brien!!!
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