Newcastle United are keen to sell Papiss Cisse in this summer transfer window, but have so far knocked back interest in the player as they wait for the right offer, according to The Mail.

The newspaper report that United are keen to sell the Senegalese striker to make way for, and help fund, the arrival of two new strikers.

Turning 30 earlier this month, Papiss Cisse is said to be looking for around £80,000 a week for what will almost certainly be his last big move and contract.

Recent times have seen the Newcastle number nine linked with clubs in Qatar, China and Russia, all leagues which could potentially give Cisse that kind of money, though he would be basically sacrificing the rest of his playing career in terms of a top class competitive league.

Along with every other media outlet, The Mail name Charlie Austin and Saido Berahino as Newcastle’s preferred choices as United’s new strike force, however they state that their information is that Newcastle would expect to pay less than £15m each for either/both of them.

With such a premium on credible goalscorers who have shown they can already do it in the Premier League, talk of Newcastle paying up to £9m for Wolfsburg’s 6ft 5 striker Bas Dost looks a more likely scenario.

Papiss Cisse’s departure of course would mean the club seeing their only current out and out goalscorer leaving the club, having easily finished top scorer with 11 goals last season from very limited opportunities.

With only 15 days to go until pre season training begins and only three and a half weeks until Newcastle fly out to America for an overseas tour and training camp, time is fast disappearing for a new look squad to take shape and prepare properly for a big season ahead.

The new Premier League fixtures are released tomorrow (Wednesday) which will mark only 52 days until the PL kicks off again, once we see the schedule of matches that lie ahead it will appear so much more real.

  • Gordan Nufc Burke

    Don’t sell papiss ffs

  • We must be waiting for someone to offer 3 bags of crisps and a mars bar rather than just 2…

  • TelBoyTelboy

    I would keep him, He scores goals, Not brilliant but a great sub to bring on !!

  • Andgeo

    More lies!

  • macandmarge

    Shambolic Shambles

  • Michael Maximus Moose

    Roberts Grey Pants
    Nearest goal scorer to him was Perez with 6 in twice as many games, Who`ll score the goals
    It wont be Austin thats for sure

  • alreet

    Love him hate him he kept us up last season. Hes sorted him offside mess why dont we keep him. 30 doesnt mean ended career especially for a position that doesnt require alot of leg work.
    Why the hell do we have to sell to fund anything. We have 80 mill to spend right. Horse in the cart eh.
    Balls. Get austin and stop dithering for whatever reason you think you are.
    Tell ya. If we havnt got anyone by tomorrow then mclarens words of a full on next few days is a load of arse.

  • mrkgw

    The club need to spend at least £15m per player in order to invest in quality. Buy cheap, get rubbish. I’d sooner have one £15m player than two meadiocre non entities. I doubt Charnleys ability to improve things at the club.

  • Michael Maximus Moose I’ve just lost patience with him, just a total headless chicken and a liability in my opinion.
    Yes he grabbed a few goals last year and was top scorer etc but 11 goals is hardly something for a striker to be bragging about – the best of a poor lot at the end of the day.
    If we can actually sign a couple of decent strikers then I would be more than happy to see him moved on. Obviously if we don’t sign anyone then you would have to look to persist with him and hope he can rediscover some form at at the age of 30 finally learn the offside rule!

  • Happyharrys2011

    Austin? Anyone want to buy a season ticket?
    Both the same answer. No chance

  • bidz01

    We will sell Cisse then not be able to get the targets we want “over the line” (sound familiar?)
    We will then end up with a last minute couple of bargain basement loans that nobody wants!
    Ashley put your money where your mouth is!
    Mclaren get used to looking silly after promising something and getting nowt!!

  • DownUnderMag

    What are the odds on us selling Cisse BEFORE we get a replacement in and that line seemingly get wider as soon as he leaves?!?!
    Ashley only has himself to blame for the current situation.  he has done everything on the ultra-cheap for too long now and it has now caught up to the point that 3-4 players all around the 15m quid range are desperately needed just to bring us up to a competitive level to stay in the league…if we do have any intent on a top half finish and a cup run then he needs to invest even more.  The track record isn’t good so i’m dubious to say the least about whether we will get even close to what the club needs!