Jeremie Aliadiere in talks with Newcastle over short-term move to solve striker crisis

08 February 2011 01:30
Jeremie Aliadiere has held talks with Newcastle United over a short-term move to St James' Park until the end of the season.[LNB]Free agent: Aliadiere is in talks with Newcastle[LNB]The 27-year-old former Arsenal forward is a free agent after leaving Middlesbrough last summer and failing to secure a move to West Ham.[LNB]Aliadiere saw deadline day moves to Boro and Blackpool fall through but could now take advantage of Andy Carroll's departure from Newcastle and make a return to the Barclays Premier League.[LNB]Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is weighing up several free agent targets as he looks to strengthen his forward line.[LNB]Pardew intends to spend the ?35million Liverpool paid Newcastle for Carroll, with a striker his priority, and he could go back in for Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia after failing with a ?12m offer just before the transfer window closed.[LNB]N'Zogbia has also been linked with Sunderland and Birmingham, but insisted yesterday that his focus is on keeping Wigan in the top-flight.[LNB]'To me it's over,' he said. 'I don't want to hear anymore about the January transfer market. I just want to do everything to help Wigan survive.' [LNB] Barton brands Diaby 'stupid' after dramatic 4-4 draw at St.James' ParkSee you in court: Arsenal to sue French TV station after match-fixing slurAll the latest Newcastle news, features and opinion[LNB]  Explore more:People: Andy Carroll Places: Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool

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