Monday afternoon saw Senegal beat Ghana in their opening African Nations fixture but Papiss Cisse was watching from the bench, contemplating a reported £150,000 a week offer from Chinese club, Shanghai SIPG.

A late goal from Moussa Sow gave Cisse’s country a win in their first group match but the Newcastle striker had the full 90 minutes to consider his options at club level.

african cup of nationsFollowing Swansea interest after the sale of Wilfried Bony and Bafetmbi Gomis saying he may be on the move, The Times have reported that Shanghai SIPG are prepared to offer £8m for Papiss Cisse and pay him that £150,000 weekly wage to tempt him to move to China.

The newspaper reports that this would be five times his Newcastle wage.

Sven Goran Eriksson is the Chinese club’s manager and if Mike Ashley doesn’t shift Cisse now, he will be left in the summer with a thirty year old striker who has only 12 months left on his contract.

Hard to imagine the Newcastle owner knocking back any £5m+ offer if he believes United are all but safe already from relegation.

Alan Pardew regularly gave the excuse of worries about Papiss Cisse’s knee operation recovery as the reason for not playing him this season, whether that will hamper any potential medical remains to be seen.

Cheick Tiote and Ivory Coast kick-off their African Nations campaign this afternoon, all fixtures and times can be seen HERE.

  • Brownale69

    without Cissies goals where would we be?

  • tino o

    I’ve lost all hope of these goons in charge of our club making football decisions it’s all about money coming in. They will take the money every time no matter how thin the squad gets. Cisse is likely to go not replaced Armstrong will be fast tracked even tho it is plain to see he is not ready yet. Good luck to Cisse 5 times his wage he might as well waste his career in China and be paid well than waste it with us

  • SimonM68

    It would cost way more than Ashley will rake in on the deal to get a player with the goals/minute ratio he’s put in this season and he’s not even fit!  He’s always been difficult to ‘partner’ with, but then again, playing him on the wing for large spells never helped. I like the bloke and will be sorry to see him (inevitably) go….

  • Paul Patterson

    Thats him off then . .

  • geordieladdo

    SimonM68 ah it’s ok worse case scenario we can always get Shola over the line before the close of the window… or stick in a 10M last minute bid for Charles Insomnia…

  • Maximus Moose

    Paul Patterson Faster than Mike can say Pass me a Pte

  • Maximus Moose

    Brownale69 Bottom

  • SimonM68

    geordieladdo SimonM68 Or Moussa and Krul away too and no replacement.  Actually I’m dead surprised nobody has sniffed after Janmaat cos he’s better than Debuchy and if Coleman is worth £28m to Man Utd ….. Never mind mate, it was never supposed to be fun was it!

  • Geordiexile

    Can’t believe this story has been given legs after it was ridiculed so badly over the weekend…..what a load of b0ll0cks! No one will pay Cisse £150k a week….soooooo many better players available for a fraction if that! FFS, get a grip!

  • A lex

    Ordinarily, I’d go with such a deal.

    Just one problem, though – we know he won’t reinvest the money in a replacement, and it will just be trousered.

  • geordieladdo

    SimonM68 geordieladdo I think there will be plenty sniffing around all three in the summer! 
    Maybe if he sells those three as well as raking in the latest 50M profit then he’ll have enough to pay himself off and get outta here!
    here’s hoping..

  • Pulse33

    They were after an Australian guy last week for a reported 10 million deal who rejected them for the chance to play in Europe. They certainly have the money to do it but it doesn’t make a lot of economical sense.

  • SimonM68

    Pulse33 Maybe Ashley could bog off to China and become a consultant to their league. He’s good at “Economic Sense” after all…and there are billions more people for him to p*ss off than there are in the North East!

  • A lex

    Is ‘Pte’ meant to be Pie or Pint? Or maybe both? :-)

  • Maximus Moose

    A lex Both

  • Pulse33

    SimonM68 Haha if only.