Newcastle fail in £10m bid for striker
Published 22:51 30/08/11 By Simon Bird
Newcastle has a £10million bid for Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse turned down last night.
The Geordies are ready to back Alan Pardew with a major striking addition to inherit the No9 shirt, but were thwarted in their efforts to land the goal scorer.
Pardew wants one more signing to complete his squad, but negotiations for Modibo Maiga, the Sochaux striker, were also at stalemate yesterday, forcing Newcastle to turn to Cisse, who was also a target for rivals Sunderland.