Newcastle United Striker Papiss Cisse Denies Reports he is Joining Trabzonspor

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Senegalese international insistent he wants to remain at St James’  next season. 

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Newcastle United front man Papiss Demba Cisse is understood to be totally in the dark about recent reports linking him with a possible move to Turkish outfit Trabzonspor this summer, says the Evening Chronicle.

The Senegal international has endured a torrid preseason with the Magpies, having missed all of the Geordies’ summer tour of Portugal following a dispute with the club about wearing their new Wonga-sponsored shirts.

However, the 28-year-old did finally return to action last Tuesday in Newcastle’s 2-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley, with the player receiving a warm reception from the visiting fans.

And now Cisse has expressed surprise at the speculation in the British press last week suggesting that the striker was on the verge of joining Trabzonspor next season, with the Senegalese telling friends that he has absolutely no interest whatsoever in leaving St James’ Park for Trabzon during the close-season transfer window.

Cisse has only been in the north east for the past 18 months now, having originally arrived at Newcastle from Bundesliga minnows SC Freiburg in January 2012 on a five-and-a-half-year deal for a fee of £9 million.

In the intervening period, though, the forward has managed to net 26 goals in total in 61 matches for the club and with a contract at Newcastle until June 2017, Cisse now looks set to stay at St James’ next season after all.

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