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Newcastle boss happy Coloccini saga is finally over

McClaren is pleased the Coloccini rumours are over. Credit: PA

Newcastle manager Steve McClaren says Fabricio Coloccini's pre-season preparations were "hindered" by transfer speculation after the Argentinian defender signed a contract extension at St James' Park on Thursday.

Former Magpies boss Alan Pardew was believed to be leading the chase to take Coloccini to Crystal Palace and McClaren expressed his relief after the deal was finally completed.

McClaren, who confirmed Coloccini will continue to captain the club this season, said:

There was interest and it went beyond speculation and I think that has hindered Colo's preparation in pre-season with all that going on.

It's been going on too long but luckily the club have sat down with him. I've said I want him as captain here and we've got a senior group of players here and I've sat down with every one of them and they've said they want him as captain.

It was an easy decision in the end to sit him down and extend his contract and hopefully finish his career here at Newcastle United, where he's been for seven years.

– Newcastle manager Steve McClaren


PSV confirm Wijnaldum is heading to Newcastle

PSV Eindhoven have confirmed that Georginio Wijnaldum is on his way to England to agree personal terms with Newcastle.

Georginio Wijnaldum is on his way to Newcastle. Credit: PA

The 24-year-old is due to fly into Newcastle on Friday for a medical and Press Association Sport understands the Barclays Premier League club have agreed a fee of around 20million euros (£14.4million) for the 19-times capped Dutch midfielder.

Newcastle hope to complete the deal before the squad departs for a pre-season tour of the United States this weekend.

"Georginio Wijnaldum has left the players' hotel in Evian-les-Bains," PSV technical manager Marcel Brands said on the club's official website.

"The 24-year-old captain is on his way to England to reach a personal agreement there with Newcastle United."

McClaren targets five signings over £10m at Newcastle

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is hoping for up to five key signings as the club targets players in the £10m-plus bracket.

McClaren is hoping for at least five new faces. Credit: PA

The Magpies have been engaged in talks over the likes of PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and QPR striker Charlie Austin, among others, in recent weeks with that calibre of player commanding valuations around the £15million mark.

Asked if the target was to make several £10million-plus signings by the end of August, he said: "That would be nice.

"Yes, I think the targets we have talked about and the positions to improve, we are talking about one, two, three, four, five....they don't all have to be top ones.

"We have to make sure not just the team is right, but the squad is right. There is a willingness from the club to do that, but there is not a panic in a business sense to do it."

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