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How Newcastle's latest financial results compare to other Premier League clubs

Newcastle have announced record profits of £18.7million last season due to increases in television income and new deals with sponsors.

Here's how their results compares to other Premier League clubs:

  • Everton £28.2million profit
  • Manchester United £23.9million profit
  • Newcastle £18.7million profit
  • Chelsea £18.4million profit
  • Arsenal £4.7million profit
  • Aston Villa £3.9million loss
  • Sunderland £16.9million loss
  • Manchester City £23million loss

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Man Utd's Mata not giving up on playing for Spain again

Juan Mata wants to represent his country again. Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has not given up hope of playing for Spain again.

The 26-year-old has not featured for La Roja since a 3-0 triumph over Australia in Spain's final group game at last year's World Cup in Brazil.

Mata, who has scored 10 goals in 34 appearances since making his Spain debut six years ago, wrote on his blog: "Many of you are asking me these days about the Spanish national team.

"As I always say, I have been very lucky to play and to win a World Cup and a European Championship, to participate in the most important competitions, but I'm still excited as the first day.

"I am convinced that I'm in a perfect age in my football career and I look forward to keep contributing and achieving more success with my national team.

"That's what I work for every day, training and playing to the maximum, trying to do the best I can.

"After that, obviously, the manager is the one who picks the players for every game.

"So now I take these quiet days to keep working, as I said, but I also switch off and rest a bit."

'I'm a striker,' says Everton's Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley says he is best as a striker. Credit: PA

Everton's Ross Barkley has insisted that his best position is as a striker.

Barkley has struggled to rediscover the form which made him such an integral part of Everton's success last term and has found himself switching positions regularly.

The 21-year-old has not been given a long spell behind the centre-forward where he was most effective last season.

Many observers appear to have pencilled him in for a deeper midfield role but he does not feel that will get the best out of him.

"I'm a striker," he said. "I feel I can have my greatest impact there because I'm free to roam around the pitch, take players on, have shots and create chances."

"I just focus on getting better every day, putting things right in training and then hopefully what I'm doing right in training I'm going to show in games as well."

Man City defender eyes return to Italy

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov admits he would like to return to Italy at some point.

The Serbian has bee linked with a return to former club Lazio, but doubts he will be allowed to leave Manchester for Serie A.

Aleksandar Kolarov Credit: PA

"I'd like to return to Italy, but it's difficult," he told Sky Italia.

"I'm happy for Mihajlovic; he's doing very well, as are Lazio.

"They're having a great season and I hope they can end it in third or even second place."

Former Man Utd boss will attract British players to La Liga - Loren

Moyes has done well in Spain. Credit: PA

Real Sociedad sporting director Loren believes having David Moyes as manager will help attract British players to the La Liga club.

The former Manchester United boss has led Real Sociedad away from the relegation zone and into ninth in the standings with 10 games of the season remaining.

Sociedad will look to bolster their squad in the summer and have been linked with the likes of Burnley striker Danny Ings. Loren says Moyes will attract such players from England.

"It's difficult to bring players from England, unless you have something that can attract the players," Loren said.

"With Moyes here, the task of bringing players from there (England) can be made easier."

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Man Utd striker frustrated at Real Madrid and unlikely to stay

Hernandez has spent most of his time at Real Madrid on the bench. Credit: PA

Javier Hernandez has voiced his disappointment over a lack of playing time at Real Madrid.

The Mexico international, nicknamed Chicharito, joined the European champions last summer on a season-long loan from Manchester United and has made just one Primera Division start since.

Real have an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season but the 26-year-old forward is unlikely to remain at the Bernabeu stadium.

"My situation is frustrating," Hernandez said in an interview with Fox Sports which will air on Monday evening. "I cooperate, I help and give my 100 per cent in training but in the games the opportunities are slim.

"I'm in a team but left out of what is important, which are the games.

"At times my confidence is rock bottom although I try for it to be sky high, thanks to the people that are always there with me and support me."

Newcastle announce record profits

The club saw revenues increase by 35 per cent. Credit: PA

Newcastle have announced record profits of £18.7million last season due to increases in television income and new deals with sponsors.

The club also saw revenues increase by 35 per cent from £95.9million to £129.7million, the club said.

More than half Newcastle's income - £78.3million - came from the new Premier League television rights deals, with commercial income also increasing.

A Newcastle statement said: "Most significantly, the club reported strong commercial revenue growth delivering £25.6million in 2014, up from £17.1million in 2013. This 49.7 per cent increase was largely the result of two lucrative new deals with the club's principal sponsors, Wonga and Puma."

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