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Coloccini headed for Newcastle United?

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Ed Harrison from the Newcastle United blog reports that Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has reportedly launched a move to sign Fabricio Coloccini from Deportivo La Coruna.

Newcastle reportedly bid for Coloccini back in January (don’t know if those reports were serious) and overall, the Argentinian defender has looked quite composed whenever he’s been on the international stage.

Can Newcastle attract Coloccini? They certainly have the star power and money to do so, and Newcastle should easily be able to trump Portsmouth in any bid for the player.

Newcastle badly need a couple of quality defenders this summer, and Coloccini fits the bill as far as experience and quality is concerned.

This is a player who couldn’t break into Milan (could you if you were behind Nesta and Maldini) but he’s just 25 and has been a mainstay for club and country in the last couple of years.

And he just might solve a lot of Newcastle’s problems…

The question is, will Roeder go for Coloccini?

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