Newcastle United fans are looking up from their pints here at the Football Transfer Tavern as it is claimed by Caught Offside that the club are set to launch a £20 million raid on relegated Queens Park Rangers.
Alan Pardew has just been given the vote of confidence from the board and Mike Ashley despite seeing an alarming slump for the club in the second half of the season, even getting dragged into the relegation battle right at the very end. Now however Mike Ashley is set to back his man and put his money where his mouth is and allow Pardew to sign not one but two players this summer from QPR.
The club are considering making a double bid for both Loic Remy and also Chris Samba both of whom are looking to leave the Championship side at the earliest opportunity, with neither wanting to play in the second tier of English Football.
QPR will not allow the pair to go unless the fee is substantial and given the money spent on the pair that is no surprise. After failing to sign Remy in the January transfer window, Pardew will be hoping it is second time lucky and also sees defender Chris Samba as an ideal replacement for his skipper Fabricio Coloccini who is set to return home to Argentina this summer.