The striker looks set to leave St James’s Park this summer following a dispute with the club over shirt sponsor Wonga.
Papiss Cisse looks set to leave Newcastle very soon with several top European clubs lining-up, ready to snap up the talented Senegalese front-man, the Daily Mirror reports.
The striker has refused to go on Newcastle’s pre-season tour following a dispute over the clubs new shirt sponsor, Wonga.
Cisse is a Muslim and he has refused to wear a shirt with the Wonga logo on it as it is against his religious beliefs.
Newcastle have chosen to support their new sponsor rather than their player after Wonga told the club that all their players must wear match day and training shirts with the Wonga logo on it.
Borussia Dortmund, Rubin Kazan, Zenit St Petersburg and Anzhi Makhachkala are all interested in signing Cisse, who has become a fan favourite during his time on Tyneside having scored some fantastic goals for the Magpies.
Newcastle are lining up Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis as a possible replacement and could sign the striker for just £5 million as he is in the last year of his contract at the French club.
The Magpies are also reportedly interested in Marseille front-man Andre Pierre-Gignac but the striker will cost considerably more than Gomis as he is rated at around £15 million.