There’s Big Interest In This Newcastle Striker


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.

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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.

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123 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 5, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #1

    Rafa i’m gonna be blue in the face….sell them. U will not be able to motivate them regularly enough for this league….

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  • Charlietoon

    Jun 5, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #2

    In another season he will have the same record as Shola. Lets get him out.

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  • NoahJ

    Jun 5, 2016 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #3

    chronically offside, movement is poor and haven’t been impressed with him at all since 2013/14. It’s time to move on, get him off the wages, and re-invent this club (same goes for coloccini)

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  • OneAlanShearer

    Jun 5, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Yep I am hoping Rafa does what Watford did and reinvent themselves. We need pace and passion with leaders in this side. There’s a good starting nucleus to build on.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 5, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Seems a bit of confusion about these release clauses. As previously stated if the offering club matches the amount then they are entitled to talk to the player. (who can say yes or no).
    ALSO – the “selling” club” now has to accept the offer. If the player wants to go – that’s it he’s gone.

    you can also have in these contracts a release if lets say any of the named top six clubs make an enquiry and offer the pre- determined amount.
    In all of these scenarios if the player does not want to leave – that’s it – end of any transfer.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jun 5, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Afternoon everyone.

    Just checking on SS and was looking at the Sweden vs Wales line ups. They have Dummett on the bench. Wasn’t he omitted from the squad? Do they stay for the rest of the friendlies or something?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 5, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #7

    Quiet Sunday on the blog today – everybody must be still at church.

    (stripping the lead from the roof, nicking the contents of the offertory box, mugging the vicar).

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  • carl

    Jun 5, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Tuff
    It’s the bidding club not the offering club!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 5, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #9

    bidding/offering …………….semantics.
    I’m sure folk knew what I meant.

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  • carl

    Jun 5, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #10

    It’s hardly semantics, it’s Contract law. Try telling that to Sotheby’s.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 5, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #11

    afternoon all
    cisse can go for me….be best for everyone…new start for him and a fresh start for us,i would keep tiote if he can remain fit he would be a huge player for us,unless we can replace him with better,which im not sure we could do in the championship.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 5, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Ibiza

    Emyr Huws, who just came on, wasn’t selected for the Euros.

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  • Offkey

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Thanks Carl, I didn’t know it was only possible to offer for sale rather than offering to buy. Contract law masterclass

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  • carl

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #14

    As Vito Corleone would have said. ” It’s not personal, it’s just business.”

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  • Offkey

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Sotheby’s say you talk rubbish

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  • carl

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #16

    The language in contract law has to be precise not ambiguous.
    I’ve noticed , how you always seem to pop up when Tuff is doing a educate the blog session but ends up drowning!
    Is it just happenstance, a coincidence or maybe for some other reason. I’ve just looked back on your postings …..
    Must just be a …………

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #17

    “Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley says he will now go before MPs to defend the firm’s “good name”.

    Mr Ashley has agreed to appear before the business, innovation and skills select committee to answer questions over working conditions at the company on Tuesday.

    He has been refusing to appear before the committee since March.”

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #18

    From previous thread and so as not to incur the wrath of wor Bobby,
    I was obviously referring to Townsend and not Armstrong.

    I would be surprised if Rafa doesn’t manage to convince him to stay as I think he has him earmarked as one of our main attacking options.

    As long as Rotonda doesn’t start to endorse him too forcefully then he should have a great future with us.

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  • Offkey

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Carl – firstly, I was not aware tuff was drafting a contract that required such unambiguous language. I need to pay more attention!

    Secondly, it is you that brings me to the blog, you know……..it’s not personal, just business.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #20

    carl (little c)/Ian – you were slagging me off last week about posting some legal items about Adam Johnson.
    Now you want to cause a row about contract law – really if you want to further a legal discussion I’ll be up for it and confidently will state before you even start that I’ll give you fat buttocks a good thwacking with my jacksie twanging cane. The thrashing will be so overwhelming you’ll run home to mama asking her to apply some proprietary anti-swelling cream to your hint end.
    Let battle commence.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #21

    I doubt it anybody will buy cisse. If he does go then great, cause he’s hogging up 40 grand a week wages. Any money we get for him will be recuperated for a new striker. But with 1 year left on his contract, & on very poor form, won’t be alot of money.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Didn’t realise Sotherbys dealt with football players contracts. New one on me.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Scene at Sotherby’s.
    “Lot 12 is a Premier League Footballer – out of contract. We’ll start the bidding at £5 million.
    Whose going to start us off”

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  • Graeme

    Jun 5, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Nice one Mr Tuff lol
    Can I bid £50?

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  • carl

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Tuff- You lose the argument so you revert to your comfort zone . I doubt you can teach me anything about contract law and I feel secure enough not to participate in your puerile games. The blog will be the judge of your expertise. Increasingly the majority seem to be humouring you- next laughing but not with you!
    What a cantankerous individual.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Tuff………Maybe carl has masochistic tendencies and is deliberately trying to provoke a thrashing.

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  • carl

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #27

    betty
    I must have trying to educate him. The problem is he sees his blog credibility constantly diminishing.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #28

    poor betty still hung up on me when I’m not even around. Betty love, there’s no shame in admitting you made a mistake. Jeez you’ve had enough practice to peddle a little humility for a change.

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  • carl

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Rotonda
    In your opinion Will/ would Koeman be an upgrade on Martinez?

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Betty, or more likely he’s just trying to start another multiples row! 😉 How are ya marra? I knew you meant Townsend anyway. 😉 Who would be so silly to accept 13m for an up abd coming legend? 😉 Tuff is actually correct insomuch that offering the money only entitles the club to talk to the player, it doesn’t guarantee a sale. Andros must realise he would likely be in another relegation scrap at Palace and he’s better off with a proper gaffer.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #31

    carl,
    Offering party is a perfectly acceptable term in contract law for a party that bids or makes an offer – the offeror is another term.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda….. I did admit my mistake unlike you the other day when you spelt innate with only one n. Maybe you just assumed it would be dismissed and forgotten but coming from someone like you who advocates correct spelling, I’m afraid it can’t be dismissed that easily.

    As Mr. Tuff is on the premises with his cane perhaps a few strokes on your stubborn behind wouldn’t go amiss

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #33

    This talk of Townsend leving makes me nervous. I hope he stays and does not fpgive into the temptation of more money and Prem Football. An anxious 3 months awaits now. It was probably him that demanded the clause to be included in his contract when he signed for us.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Bobby…. I’m areet son. Hoping we do get to keep Townsend. He was class when he was on loan at QPR. Just what we need to terrorise them Championship defences.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #35

    I find it difficult to fathom why anybody would actually pay that much for cisse, so in the circumstances i would readily snatch their hand off. Do we need him? No. Can we live without him? Yes. Done deal for me.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Mike Ashley will appear before the committee. Oh, wait Mike Ashley won’t appear before the committee. No, he will. And he’s been “open and honest at every stage of this process”. Hahahahahahahaha!!!! Yes that’s definitely Mike all right. Open and honest Mike. That’s what they call him…..

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #37

    carl – the more you write only confirms that you are Ian Toon. After reading your offerings for several years it is quite clear that the style of writing, the same message, the same “friends”, the same enemies, words you frequently use.
    Can lead me to have no doubts both parties share the same author.
    Stop hiding behind another name -post as an individual solely – and stop your blog mischief.

    Clear to everyone today you were after a ruck – when I threw the gauntlet down – you were not up for the debate and a good thrashing – typical wimp.
    You need to be a bwave warrior.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #38

    I think the applause he got when he/we thought he was coming off against Spurs might help our cause Betty. He knows he’s wanted up here more than he would be anywhere else, so let’s hope he can live with a season in the Championship, knowing he would get a return to the PL next time around. I think Rafa will be pushing the ‘one season’ point strongly to those he wants to stay.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Lilo – correct – offer, offeror, offeree are all terms used in civil law.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 5, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Oh look! Multiples. Give it up. Nobody on here is who they claim to be, unless you are actually called Mr Tuff in real life? Does it matter if somebody gets sick of abuse from the usual suspects to the extent that he changes his moniker? If he even has. Or is it that you can’t believe more than one person dislikes you that you, therefore they must be the same person? This multiples crap is really really boring. As long as they talk football, does it matter who they post as? Not that they ever get chance to talk football before being attacked. Just talk football and if you truly dislike each other, ignore each other. I’m sure i’m not the only one who finds this nonsense boring.

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