Trabzonspor Make Move for Newcastle United Striker Papiss Cisse

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Senegalese could be heading to Istanbul next season. 

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Turkish outfit Trabzonspor are interested in signing unsettled Newcastle United front man Papiss Demba Cisse this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Senegal international’s future at St James’ Park has been under a cloud ever since the 28-year-old refused to wear the newly sponsored Wonga club shirt.

However, the player had come to an agreement with the Magpies to settle that dispute, although now it appears as though Cisse could still be heading for the St James’ exit door after Istanbul-based side Trabzonspor made an approach for the striker.

And with Newcastle head coach Alan Pardew and director of football Joe Kinnear currently trying to tie up deals for both Queens Park Rangers forward Loic Remy and Olympique Lyonnais attacker Bafetimbi Gomis, Cisse’s days in the north east now appear to be numbered.

Cisse has only been at Newcastle for the past 18 months, having arrived at St James’ from Bundesliga side SC Freiburg for £9 million in January 2012 on a five-and-a-half-year deal, scoring 26 goals in total for the club in his 61 matches.

But the player’s goalscoring form was hit and miss last season and if the club were to receive an offer that meets their current valuation of the player, then they would be happy to let Cisse leave this summer.


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