The Sun is reporting today that Chinese club Guangzhou R&F are very interested in signing Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse in the summer transfer window.
While Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez may want to keep some of his top stars at the club this summer – like Moussa Sissoko, Gini Wijnaldum and Andros Townsend – he would be willing to listen to offers for the 30 year-old.
Papiss is coming off a fairly poor season that was adversely affected by injury and he scored only 3 goals in 21 total appearances last season.
Papiss Cisse in action against Aston Villa last season
Newcastle would want around £5M for Papiss and a deal looks likely since Newcastle will be bringing in at least one new striker this summer.
19 year-old England U19 International Adam Armstrong is also returning from a successful loan spell at Coventry last season.
Adam is an up-and-coming young star and the home town lad scored 20 goals in 40 appearances for Coventry last season.
The 30 year-old Senegal striker has one year left on his contract and it could be a good time for Papiss to leave Newcastle, after signing on for us back in January of 2012 for around£10M from Bundesliga club SC Freiburg.
We would expect a number of Chinese clubs to be interested in taking Cisse during the summer and in Cheick Tiote too, although Rafa may want to keep the Ivory Cost central midfielder at Newcastle.
The 35 times capped Senegal striker (16 goals) has played a total of 131 games for Newcastle since then with 44 goals and 10 assists.