Qatar Club Willing To Bid £5M For Newcastle Player


One challenge for Newcastle this summer is to be able to sell a number of players who are no longer required at the club and who can bring in some transfer funds for Rafa to spend.

The departures will also get some of the higher wage earners off the payroll.

And news today that Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is a target for top Qatar club Lekhwiya.

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Papiss Cisse – likely to leave the club this summer

The 30-year-old has been at Newcastle since January of 2012 and is now likely to be sold this summer after scoring only three goals this season, but he was injured for a number of months – not unlike a number of other Newcastle players.

Cisse signed for around £10M from German side SC Freiburg.

The news is that Lekhwiya are ready to bid £5M for the 35 times capped Senegal International (16 goals) – and we would think Newcastle would accept that offer.

Papiss has a very decent goalscoring record at Newcastle having played 111 games for us with 44 goals.

Another Newcastle player likely to move to a club in Qatar or China this summer is 29 year-old Cheick Tiote.

Cheick almost moved in January to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua for a fee that was reported at either £5M or £8M, depending on which report you read.

Cheick played very well for Rafa Benitez in the last few games of the season, so  it will be interesting to see if Rafa wants to keep him at the club, although his high wages may mean he needs to be sold.

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198 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 21, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #1

    @Essex

    Have watched Rangers a few times this season as the wifes family are big Gers fans they are really good to watch under Warburton !!

    Tavernier while not looking like a great defender is quality on the ball dont know why he was never given a run on the right wing some of his crosses and free kicks are exceptional !

    Mitrovic would have loved crosses like the couple he has put in already !

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  • Bobbybee

    May 21, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #2

    Lee, taverier was another player we let go too soon. My mate is a Rotherham fan and tav went there on loan. He won their player of the season apparently and we just let him go without listening to what Rotherham had to say about his loan period. Crazy. Some players mature later and other find they’re better off in another position that the one they’ve grown up with. Tav is one. Shame, he’d be ideal in the Championship.

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  • Bobbybee

    May 21, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #3

    5 million for a striker that couldn’t hit a barn door all season? Snap their hands off before they come to their senses. Would like to keep Tiote though, now he’s getting back to his best under Rafa. He would dominate midfield next season.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 21, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #4

    @Bobbybee

    Yeah we always seem to let players go Tavernier , Kemen and Abeid for example this season would have gave us a little depth and youngsters who would give 100% rather than playing senior players out of position regardless of form

    Although I suspect a lot of that was to do with the daft Purple policy which meant youngsters were never allowed to keep their place on merit if a senior guy is picking up wages sitting on the bench

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  • Bobbybee

    May 21, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #5

    Lee, I think you’re right. That purples policy might have had something going for it, if we only played ten games a season! 😉 Hopefully that goes with the transfer policy – in the bin – and good times are round the corner. Hopefully we’ll get good news next week and we can all happily look forward to a great future under the best manager we could ever attract, given our circumstances. Onwards and upwards! 😉 HTL!!!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 21, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Cisse apart from that purple patch when he first came to us when he could have scored with his eyes closed and standing on one leg whenever he shot has been a bit of a liability, injuries notwithstanding.

    £5m for him now would be amazingly good.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 21, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #7

    I really want to know what happened to Cisse. Really strange decline in form.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 21, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #8

    Hibbees wrecking the place

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 21, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #9

    If Leicester and Hibs can win a trophy then anything can happen in football

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  • Bobbybee

    May 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Cup final. Not really a case of who do you want to win, more who do you want to lose. Pardew, one arrogant twerp. Manure, 6 million arrogant tawts. What a choice! ;

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  • giimps

    May 21, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #11

    Il still never forget those 2 goals vs chelski though….. Wow…..just a pity he was Fraudewed , had the tools but nobody created anything for him for years so eventually became stale….he Wil score goals again but not for us…..good luck smiler, wherever you end up

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #12

    Wow,
    Rooney hasn’t won an FA cup

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Bobby / lcbp

    For years there has been no plan with any of our kids
    None were ever out on loan they look ok the there progress stops
    .while they might not be good enough to play for our first team they can still command a small fee with a sell on clause
    Yet we will let them go for free

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 21, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #14

    @beermonkey

    Thats what Fergie and Wenger have always been great at even if the player cant make it with their clubs they always make sure they are well prepared to still get fees and have decent careers

    We haven’t really had anyone at the club who knows how to bring players through Beardsley not a clue , Pardew and Carver have never had experience , Mclaren did have experience of it but was out of his depth at running the first team maybe he should have been hired as a youth development coach ……

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  • JamesToon

    May 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Afternoon lads,

    Rafa hopefully should be confirmed on monday (will be a massive relief)

    Have a gut feeling Wijnaldum will stay, or at least Rafa will try and persuade him to stay. He has the attributes to be the perfect false 10 that Rafa wants in his 4-2-3-1 system, however he hasn’t shown anywhere near enough bottle or fight which will be massively required in the championship.

    Mitro will stay i reckon but Rafa will want either Ayoze or Arma to fulfill a torres esc role, someone who will run the channels and offer pace in behind. I haven’t seen enough athletisim from perez, no doubt he has skill but i don’t see him pulling about the defence as much, he needs to put some more muscle on and maybe just get a little quicker and be a bit more direct with the ball. Sissoko despite turning up for the spurs game i really don’t think he wants to be here and i think rafa will see that so i think him and janmaat will be the first people out the door. (janmaat cant defend for sh*t so rafa defo won’t want him) Cisse will go early as well, along with gouffran, thauvin, riviere and hopefully taylor and coloccini. Townsend, shelvey, lascelles, mitro, elliot, darlow and aarons must be retained at all costs.

    Hopefully Frank McParland will replace Graham Carr, if hes willing to leave rangers. And also hope Rafa revamps the academy and replaces beardo and watson with more competent people he knows and trusts.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if we still see some foreign imports come in, everyone knows rafa has a personal database of over 13,000 players but hopefully he will have ultimate control and the final say on everything football related. Lee charnley if hes not gonna be fired then just put him down a few pegs in regards to football related decisions and management, let him and ashley do the administration/finances.

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Lcbp
    I think the only thing McLaren did right was getting armsrong out onloan

    Should benefit us next season

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  • JamesToon

    May 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Have a feeling palace gonna win today, urrgghh can just see alan pardew’s smug face “i do know what im doing”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Beermonkey,
    It has been clueless from top to bottom for awhile now, Pardew was too busy trying to do enough for a move away to even think about the youth set up and Mclaren wasn’t going to dare question anything, he wasn’t hired to get involved. I can’t believe we’ve gotten away with it for so long.

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  • AncientC

    May 21, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Pardew seems to think it will be a tight game today, he is in for a surprise if he believes that lol. It should be a Man Utd walkover.

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  • JamesToon

    May 21, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Not sure whats gonna happen with Anita, hes got a bit of fight about him but hes just not physical enough for midfield, right back is his bets position but would rather someone like iorfa come in with sterry backup.

    Dont know about mbabu though, not tall enough for CB but could be a decent RB, would rather we try and bring sterry through

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #21

    When do the season tickets go on sale, I think there’ll be a huge return of st holders if Rafa signs.

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  • Belfast

    May 21, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Hope the match is better than this pre game entertainment. Ferking awful..

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #23

    JT,
    If we’re presuming Jaanmat will be sold I think we’ll have to wait until a return to the PL before specialist defenders are bought, I think Anita and Dummet will be used

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Belfast

    Ha ha ha

    I was thinking the same thing

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #25

    Let’s get behind Mr P down at selhurst park, well in this case Wembley.

    Ha ha ha

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  • one fine day

    May 21, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Zaha been out with a hamstring for last few games .
    Back in from the off to test it out a pitch the size of wembley …. Mr p up to his old tricks again .

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  • SPRINGY

    May 21, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #27

    james
    dont know if gini is a false ten tbh,he could’nt secure a place any one place all season…..played attacking mid,left,right and cm and struggled to put performances in consistantly…he would benefit from a season at a lower level to get his confidence back, if we can find a position he can actually keep hold of and dominate…he was always going to struggle in the second half of the season…to be fair to him though.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 21, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Did charnley arrange the pre game entertainment?? What a load of shite

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Belfast,
    Bloody ridiculous, 25K for Tiny Tempah? Embarrassing actually!

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  • JamesToon

    May 21, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Springy

    I think he has he’s quick agile and can pick a pass and has a decent shot, he’s got very good movement when he wants to on his day.

    Just think we need to make at least 5-7 new signings with leaders and young English hungry players

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail

    Ok beardo not got a clue but if he was taught and told what to do it might help
    Instead of being left to his own devices

    I would ask cathro to take charge as well as working with first team to see how he does maybe he could succeed rafa

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #32

    What an awful shame that the way my football club has been run leaves me in a position where I’m wanting Man U to win against an underdog.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Beer,
    I’d put Beardo back on meet and greet in the 1892 suite.

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  • Jib

    May 21, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Belfast // Hope the match is better than this pre game entertainment. Ferking awful..

    Horslips were fully booked !
    😎

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  • carltoon

    May 21, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #35

    rang box office last week regarding my season tickets, got 2 but could not bribe the grand kids to go with me, so i have been on my own for 2 seasons. have decided to go in the platinum club. same price as my 2 seats in the Gallowgate. been going 50years. they said nothing been decided yet.

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #36

    Jail

    Yeah he should have some thing to do with the club maybe some specialists coaching with shearer

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  • BandB

    May 21, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #37

    I can understand the impatience, but no-one should be fretting if Benitez doesn’t sign on Monday or even Tuesday.
    No problems are foreseen.

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  • JackButler

    May 21, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #38

    Pathetic reffing saving Man U

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  • BandB

    May 21, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #39

    The lack of febrile speculation in the media is simply because no-one (apart from perhaps Craig Hope) is expecting to claim a scoop.

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  • JackButler

    May 21, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #40

    So what do people expect to happen if/when Raffa does sign on?

    Will Carr retire?
    Will Charnley continue in his current role? Or step back into his old role? Or will he be replaced entirely?

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