Report: Newcastle hoping to sell Papiss Cisse, but have already rejected offers

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Newcastle are reportedly looking to sell striker Papiss Cisse.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle are actively looking to sell striker Papiss Cisse this summer - but have already rejected a number of offers.

The Magpies are set for a summer revolution under new manager Steve McClaren, with the former England boss no doubt looking to strengthen a squad which only narrowly avoided relegation on the final day of the Premier League season.

After the failed signings of Facundo Ferreyra and Emmanuel Riviere last summer, McClaren must overhaul his striking options - and it seems that Cisse could be on his way out.

The Senegal hitman struck 11 goals this past season, finishing as Newcastle's top goalscorer. Yet, with the former Freiburg man now 30, the Magpies may be looking to cash in whilst they can.

The Daily Mail believe that Newcastle are hoping to sell Cisse this summer, but have already snubbed a number of enquiries for the striker, presumably due to the money involved.

What next for Newcastle's strikeforce?

The report states that McClaren is hoping to bring in at least one striker this summer, and has drawn up a shortlist containing QPR's Charlie Austin, West Brom's Saido Berahino and Wolfsburg's Bas Dost.

The Magpies would have to pay big money to land even just one of those strikers, but McClaren needs to be backed with funds - and a new striker - if Newcastle are to pull away from the relegation zone next season.

Cisse's exit could help McClaren financially, but selling the top goalscorer is a bold move from Newcastle, who are already struggling up top as it is.

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