Chelsea preparing £20 carrot for Tiote
21 March 2012, 10:34
England - After a fruitless initial attempt to recruit Newcastle’s rugged defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote, Chelsea are set to pull off a deal this time.
The Ivory Coast international, who joined the Magpies from Dutch side Twente in August 2010, is seen as one of the most dynamic central midfielders in the Premier League.
Under contract until June 2017 with Newcastle, Tiote earns £67,000 per week, making him one of the best paid players at St James' Park, but will likely get a fatter cheque at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United have also shown interest in the Ivorian, with Sir Alex Ferguson personally travelling to watch one of his games against Wigan last October.
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