Attempts To Sign Papiss Demba Cisse And Maiga Appear Difficult


If Newcastle can bring in a decent striker today, this transfer window may even have turned out to be a good one for Newcastle.

Papiss Demba Cissé – Magpies in today with increased bid

The signing of 20 year-old Davide Santon last night from Inter-Milan has been met with great approval and even some excitement from Newcastle fans, and the boy seems to be quite a character, and of course he has huge potential.

We also learned last night that  the lad can not only play on either side of the field at full-back, but he can play in midfield as well, and started his career as a winger.

And reports this morning are that Alan Pardew is still trying to bring in 23 year-old Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga, but that may be difficult with Sochaux President Alexandre Lacombe saying last night he will not sell him unless he signs a replacement, which now seems highly unlikely.

We all know that Modibo Maiga is mustard  keen to join Newcastle, but it doesn’t look like Sochaux will sell their  £7M rated star today.

There is a certain feel-good mood about Newcastle, after signing the 20 year-old youngster, and Pardew told the local Newcastle press today this could help the Magpies  today:

“It helps continue that. There is one more day to go.” “And obviously we are hoping to get a player in.”

Newcastle are also linked with SC Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse, but Freiburg general manager Dirk Dufner told  Sport informations dienst   today that he’s not for sale.

Cisse has a contract at Freiburg until June 2014, and his club have already turned down a reported £10M bid from the Magpies on Monday, and the news earlier today was that the Tyneside club would go back in with an increased offer today.

SC Freiburg are said to want £13M for the 26 year-old striker,  and we’re not sure if they get that kind of big offer today, whether they would sell.

This is what Freiburg’s Dufner said today:

“The topic of getting a transfer is a closed one.” “He is to remain with us and we are purely delighted.”

“He is a special player and we are favored by fortune to have him under contract.”  “We are looking forward to relishing this circumstance for a bit longer.”

Cisse has a great record in Germany since signing on for Freiburg from FC Metz back in 2009,  and in 43 games he has scored 34 goals, and this season he has hit four goals in three games, and would be a tremendous signing for Newcastle.

Let’s put it this way,  if Newcastle can sign Cisse today there wouldn’t be too many fans displeased with getting Santon and Cisse in the last 36 hours of this transfer window. We may even have a good side this season!

And it will be huge profits for the German club if they sell Cisse, because they signed him from Metz for just  £1.3M in December of 2009.

Federico Macheda of Manchester United has also been lined up for a loan move to Newcastle, and Newcastle are said to be in pole position to do the deal, according to his agent, Giovanni Bia, with Queens Park Rangers also interested.

And news this morning  that Newcastle have also been offered central midfielder Sulley Muntari from Inter Milan, and he was on loan at Sunderland last season, but beware of players you are offered, especially on the very last day of the transfer window.

Muntari’s agent Claudio Mossio said today:

“Muntari wants to play in the Premier League.”  “He really likes that tournament and his family would be very happy in London.”

It’s very doubtful if Newcastle would even be interested in the 27 year-old Ghana International.

So Newcastle seem to be in moves for Cisse and Maiga today, but they look very difficult to pull off, but we’d be happy enough if we can get Macheda in on loan for the season – we suppose.

At least it will give Davide Santon somebody to talk with until he learns English.

Howay The Lads!!



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95 comments so far

  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #1

    1st

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Cisse is giving me wet dreams, and it’s quite a far way away from being bed time…

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  • danf98

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #3

    well player scottish mag. i bet your looking forward to you 5th birthday.

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  • StuW

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #4

    Maiga deal may be back on, Abdoul Camara has joined Sochaux, and is a very similar player to Maiga.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #5

    Dannyo

    he wasnt on the list from the Bundesliga transfers

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  • StuW

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Also, why no Jelavic links? I think he would be ideal for us.

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #7

    danf98

    Cant wait m8

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  • danf98

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #8

    i think maiga is looking like our most likely, but his record doesnt seem to good.

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Maiga to be flown to NUFC for medical…

    All over Twitter…

    Sochaux HAVE signed a replacement, so……

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  • arcarius

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Maiga MIGHT be another Gyan if we sign him.

    Awful goalscoring record

    😆

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #11

    If you had a choice between Maiga and Cisse, then it would be Cisse everytime, he has a good record, question the valuation they are looking at ?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #12

    @5

    So what, Chelsea confirmed fee of €22 for Ribery, he wasn’t on the list either!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #13

    @9

    Thought he was meant to be here already?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #14

    @12 don’t shoot the messenger, just providing the info from SSN

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  • Edd Case

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #15

    FFS, Jim ‘The complete ****’ White from 2000 hours on SSN….

    I HATE THAT BLOKE…RUINS Transfer deadline days for me.

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  • tom tomb

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #16

    No Situ-apparently! Now looking very unlikely we will sign a striker! Boo hoo, I was going to stop up tonight!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we should bite the bullet and just offer what Freiburg want – I mean it would take an extra £3m and we have him in the bag.. I say there is a host of strikers in London now just waiting for a call from AP.. the Carlton Cole thing is quite scary… Pls sign Hugo Rodallega… he is a quality striker…

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  • sephir0

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #18

    im still keeping my fingers crossed for the cisse deal to be ressurecuted…. come on ashley get this guy in…u know it makes sense!!!!

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  • TOONARMY4LIFE

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #19

    rumers on twitter .. city fans saying balotellis profile been removed from their site.. rumers linking him with us and spurs

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #20

    TOM TOMB,

    where you getting it from?

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Apparently noboby can sgn Cisse as he’s not on the Bundasliga ‘transfer list’ – I’ve never heard of such a thing. Great shame- what a record.

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  • oscar j

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #22

    @6 leicester city bid £6.5million for nickica jelavic but rangers reject offer

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  • Andy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #23

    is it true situ is going to swansea?

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  • rich

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #24

    Any news on Darnel Situ?

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #25

    Rowan Milsted

    Posted that one already, apparent @12 it doesn’t matter?

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #26

    I would say we will all have hit F5 today by 11pm about say close to 35 million times!!! 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #27

    @Andy

    Last i heard Swansea is after two other defenders, so it’s up in the air imo.

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  • Andy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #28

    rowan i thought it was the other way round. He was not on the non-transferrable list. Neither was ribery. Both could be set for moves

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #29

    @18

    His profile has been removed.

    Was on BBC earlier he could be off to Spuds for £14m

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #30

    @20

    But Chelsea have agreed a fee for Ribery?

    Makes no sence?!

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Balotelli £14m
    Cisse £13m

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm who would you have?

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  • tom tomb

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Scottish mag, between the lines on the striker it has all gone tits up! As I mentioned weeks ago the best we will do is a loan from City, Chelsea or Spurs.
    Situ, Swansea look to have him signed. He is ‘allegedly’ there having a medical.
    Hope I am wrong on both counts!

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Cisse all the way Mag1… Balotelli would have NUFC on the news everyday… he is dangerous…

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #34

    @29

    I know, check on the SSN, the wording maybe incorrect, it dooesn’t seem that clear

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #35
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #36

    @33

    List seemed very short to me, I thought it was maybe them players who couldn’t move were on the list

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  • DaveyBoy

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #37

    lee_ryder Lee Ryder
    #nufc On a defensive not it’s worth considering NUFC have been offered both Bassong and Beye this summer.
    3 minutes ago

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  • Scottishmag1

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #38

    ichrisho

    Balotelli is a talent there is no doubt however you are probably right
    with the right coaching and attitude you never know……… but not at St James

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #39

    @34

    Bound to happen, he wants first team football, not reserve action.

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  • arcarius

    Aug 31, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Damn, we’ve missed out on Situ 🙁

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