Newcastle news: Carver reveals ‘clear-out’ plans, ex-forward claims players are a ‘disgrace’

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Newcastle United are reportedly planning to ship out as many as 14 players in the summer transfer window…

Newcastle United head coach John Carver has told The Sun that there will be a huge clear-out in the summer transfer window.

“This is the biggest summer in the club’s recent history,” the Englishman told The Sun. “It has to be a clear-out. There are people who are not good enough — they know that.”

The British tabloid also claimed that Premier League outfit Newcastle are ready to sell midfielder Cheick Tiote and striker Papiss Cisse.

Netherlands international goalkeeper Tim Krul and France international midfielder Moussa Sissoko are both claimed to be on the lookout for new clubs, while Jonas Gutierrez, Ryan Taylor and Sammy Ameobi will reportedly be released.

The Sun also reports that Mehdi Abeid, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan, Yoan Gouffran, Mike Williamson, Rob Elliot and Fabricio Coloccini could all leave St. James’ Park in the summer.

That’s 14 players.

Meanwhile, former Newcastle forward Micky Quinn has criticised the players for their disappointing performance against Swansea City on Saturday.

Despite taking the lead at St. James’ Park, the Magpies went down 3-2 to the Welsh outfit in the Premier League clash.

“The players are a disgrace at the moment,” Quinn told The Chronicle. “It soul-less place – it is like a ghost ship right now.

“They are sleepwalking into the Championship with performances like this, and the worst part is they don’t seem to give two hoots.”

Former Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano has also slammed the team’s performance against Swansea.

“It is crazy – I can’t believe it,” the Peruvian told The Chronicle. “The team could not even put three or four passes together. Swansea were doing it and building up their play. I can’t believe it.”

Newcastle are currently 14th in the Premier League table with 35 points from 34 matches, just five points above the relegation zone.

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