Arsenal to Make Last Gasp £16m Bid to Sign Newcastle United Midfielder Cheick Tiote

Emirates Stadium consider deadline-day move for St James’ Park enforcer.

Arsenal are reportedly readying a bid in the region of £16m for Newcastle United enforcer Cheick Tiote as Arsene Wenger plots a late move on transfer deadline day.

The Gunners boss believes the St James’ Park enforcer as the ideal man to replace Alex Song, who moved to Barcelona earlier this month. Indeed the Emirates Stadium manager is ready to use the funds from the sale of the Cameroonian to make an offer for the Magpies star.

Chieck Tiote has enjoyed two successful campaigns at St James’ Park since his £3.5m arrival from FC Twente but Alan Pardew has himself admitted that he is concerned that his side’s successes could lead to unwanted attention from prospective suitors.

Thus far the Newcastle United boss has managed to hold on to the club’s top performers who helped the North-East side secure a surprise top five finish last season but he may well fear that the club’s owner, Mike Ashley, could be tempted to cash in on one or two possible sales this summer.

26 year old Ivory Coast international Tiote may well himself be tempted by the chance to partake in Champions League football, an achievement he may feel is out of his reach at his current club, though it is worth noting that the player has publicly stated that he is happy at Newcastle United.

Arsenal fans will no introduction to Tiote having seen the defensive midfielder score a wonder goal against the North London club to help Newcastle United to complete a memorable comeback from 4-0 down.

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