Mark Douglas

Mark Douglas

Mark Douglas is The Journal's chief sports writer. He covers a wide range of sports and has been with us since 2008.

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Daryl Janmaat of the Netherlands

Newcastle United line up £5m move for Dutch star Daryl Janmaat

Newcastle United ready to move for Feyenoord ace Daryl Janmaat as the look to replace Mathieu Debuchy

Netherlands' Arjen Robben celebrates

The Agenda: Forget the rivals, this has been the best World Cup ever

There has not been a great team in this World Cup, but that doesn't matter. It has been incredible entertainment

Montpellier midfielder Remy Cabella

Newcastle United hope to make another transfer breakthrough this week

Newcastle United transfer delegation has jetted out looking to complete another deal in the next few days

Sunderlands' Ignacio Scocco

Sunderland may lose striker Ignacio Scocco who is wanted by former club

Black Cats are ready for a tug-of-war over the forward, who is wanted by former club Newell's

Jordan McGhee (left) vies with Celtic's Kris Commons

Sunderland carry out scouting check on Scotland young star Jordan McGhee

Sunderland are looking at Hearts centre-back Jordan McGhee while Romania winger Dorin Rotariu is also on the agenda

Remy Cabella of Montpellier Herault SC in action

Newcastle United prepare new move for Remy Cabella as Debuchy heads for Arsenal

Newcastle United hope talks between Remy Cabella and Montpellier will give their move fresh impetus

Hatem Ben Arfa of Newcastle United

Newcastle face Hatem Ben Arfa dilemma as Debuchy heads for Arsenal

Hatem Ben Arfa has been available for a cut-price fee and Newcastle would have listened to all reasonable offers, but they have struggled to generate any interest

Sunderland's Connor Wickham

Connor Wickham decision is imminent for Sunderland

Sunderland are pushing Connor Wickham for a decision on whether to sign a new contract after his late-season surge helped to keep the club in the top flight

Newcastle United's Tim Krul

Newcastle United hope that their Dutch invasion will persuade Tim Krul to stay

Newcastle United hope to land Daryl Janmaat to replace Mathieu Debuchy, who they are now resigned to losing

Ashley Williams of Swansea

Sunderland will be forced to look elsewhere for leadership after Ashley Williams snub

Sunderland want a statement signing and will now turn their attentions to Kurt Zouma of Chelsea to plug centre-back gap

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