Arsenal said to be looking at Newcastle striker Cisse to solve striker shortage

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Sky Sports News believe that Arsenal and Cardiff City are ready to swoop after the strikers move to Trabzonspor collapsed.

It seems as though the transfer activity at Arsenal had come to an end. Kim Kallstrom arrived on loan from Spartak Moscow earlier today - to cover the clubs midfield worries over Mathieu Flamini’s suspension, Aaron Ramsey’s injury and Jack Wilshere’s fitness concerns over his ankle.

That seems an unexpected, if not shrewd piece of transfer business from Arsene Wenger - but it is not the position in which Arsenal fans wanted to see an arrival.

They want a striker to supplement Olivier Giroud - and reports suggest The Gunners have made moves for such players.

Miroslav Klose and Salomon Kalou were the subject of failed loan bids - and it seems as though no striker will be arriving before 11pm.

Although, Sky Sports News have other information.

They have just announced that Papiss Cisse of Newcastle United is wanted by Cardiff City and Arsenal on a six month loan deal.

The Telegraph also have the same information ... stating:

"Papiss Cisse is the subject of interest from both Arsenal and Cardiff, but Newcastle have said they will only loan him, not sell."

Cisse was expected to join Trabzonspor today but that deal has now reportedly fallen through because of problems surrounding the financing of such a deal.

The Senegalese striker wants out of St James Park - after slipping down the pecking order after failing to continue the momentum of a great start at the club.

He scored 13 goals in his first 14 games for the club - but has since been the subject of an inner saga involving new sponsors Wonga and become increasingly alienated at the club.

Newcastle are said to only be keen on an outright sale for the player - and that could certainly get in the way of any potential deal for Arsenal … despite reports he could be available as cheap as £8 million.

The deal is subject to change, and could be rubbished as quickly as it emerges, but with just over an hour before the deadline slams shut - time will tell if Cisse is a mystery Arsenal target.

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