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Nigerians want Everton's Yakubu as big Newcastle signing

Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni could be on his way back to the Northeast.

The Mirror says the Nigerian consortium in talks with Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley see Yakubu as a headline signing should their takeover be successful.

He has been earmarked with Michael Owen apparently heading a string of Toon stars bound for the exit door - but there is anger in Nigeria the cash is not being ploughed into their domestic game.

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