Report: Papiss Cisse could snub shock reunion with Pardew at Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse may snub a move to Crystal Palace if his former boss Alan Pardew comes calling.

According to The Chronicle, Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse could reject the chance to work with Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace if his former boss makes a bid for him this month.

Reports in The Mirror on Saturday suggested that Pardew, who was appointed manager at Selhurst Park earlier this month, was looking to raid his former club for Senegalese international Cisse.

The 29-year-old was signed by Pardew three years ago in a £9.5m move from Bundesliga club Freiburg, and whilst his career on Tyneside got off to a great start with 13 goals in 14 games, Cisse has been a little more inconsistent since.

13 goals in his second season was a decent return, but just four goals in 26 games last term wasn't good enough, which led to Pardew signing the likes of Emmanuel Riveire and Ayoze Perez in the summer.

Yet with nine goals in just 13 league appearances this season, Cisse appears to have rediscovered his goalscoring touch - leading to speculation of a move to reunite with Pardew at Palace.

The Eagles have been linked with a host of different strikers since Pardew's arrival, including Blackburn's Rudy Gestede and Swansea City's Bafetimbi Gomis, so it was little surprise to see Cisse linked with a move to Selhurst Park.

However, The Chronicle believe that Cisse would be in little rush to reunite with Pardew given that they believe the duo didn't see eye-to-eye at all times, whilst he was also played out of position under Pardew too - meaning he could reject a move to South London if Palace do made a bid.

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