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 By Reuters

Newcastle sell defender Chancel Mbemba to Porto

Defender Chancel Mbemba has joined Portuguese champions Porto from Newcastle United.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international joined Newcastle from Belgium's Anderlecht in 2015 and made 59 appearances for the English club, including 11 last season.

Newcastle did not disclose financial details of the deal, but British media reported that the club would receive about £5.5 million ($7.20m) for the player.

The 23-year-old could line up against his Newcastle teammates as soon as Saturday,...

Mbemba wants to be proud of Newcastle again

Chancel Mbemba is determined to help Newcastle United return to the Premier League and to be as proud of the club as he once was.

With fellow promotion hopefuls Reading and Huddersfield Town both losing on Saturday, Rafael Benitez's side can end their exile from the top flight with a win against Preston North End on Monday.

The North-East heavyweights currently have 85 points from 43 outings in the second tier, having stuttered in recent weeks, taking just one point from their last three matches....


Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba angry at claims over his age

Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba has hit back at claims he has been registered with three different birth dates during his career.

Mbemba, who signed for the Magpies from Anderlecht in an £8 million deal this summer, was born on Aug. 8th 1994 but reports suggest he has previously been registered as born in 1988, and also Nov. 30, 1991 at the African Nations Cup in 2012.

The earliest of those dates would actually make the DR Congo international 27 this year, but he insists he is 21 and has had...

 By PA Sport

Newcastle complete signing of defender Chancel Mbemba

Chancel Mbemba is officially a Newcastle player after an FA panel approved his move on Thursday.

Newcastle have announced the signing of Chancel Mbemba and hope he will be granted a work permit in time to start the Premier League season at the club.

The 20-year-old DR Congo defender was granted governing body endorsement at a Football Association panel hearing on Thursday, and now needs just visa clearance to launch his Newcastle career.

Mbemba has become Newcastle's third signing of the summer after making the switch from Anderlecht, with head coach Steve McClaren keen to tie up the remaining...