The Daily Mail is reporting that Papiss Demba Cisse’s move to Newcastle has fallen through.
Papiss Demba Cisse – Newcastle end interest?
The chances of Newcastle pulling off this deal were never bright, although they did go in with a reported £10M offer for the Senegal striker on Monday.
The Freiburg club rejected that £10million offer from Newcastle and boss Alan Pardew seems to have now ended his interest in the top striker.
We suppose Newcastle will now bid again for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga, although the chances of doing that deal seem equally small, with Sochaux understandably unwilling to sell, unless they can get a replacement in today.
If Newcastle miss out on these two strikers there was news earlier today that they may bid £5M for Genk and Belgium International striker, 23 year-old Marvin Ogunjimi.
That news was also reported by the Daily Mail, and we’re not sure if there is much truth in the report, but it would appear that Marvin was low down on the totem pole.
If Newcastle’s bids for their striker targets are not successful today, we suppose Newcastle will wrap up a season long loan deal for 20 year-old Italian striker Frederico Macheda from Manchester United.
But Newcastle should really have brought in another permanent striker during this transfer window to replace the departed Andy Carroll, and that player should have been good enough to wear that famous number 9 Newcastle shirt.