Report: Newcastle set price for Cisse, officials to meet over targets

Newcastle United officials will reportedly meet this week to discuss transfer plans.

The Chronicle has reported that Newcastle United have put a £10 million price tag on the head of striker Papiss Cisse.

The paper has suggested that the forward could leave the club this summer, with the board targeting two new players to come in and bolster the frontline of the side for new manager Steve McClaren.

The paper claims that Newcastle officials will meet this week, as they look to discuss a shortlist of three attacking players which includes QPR forward Charlie Austin and West Brom striker Saido Berahino.

Newcastle are thought to be sticking with demands of an eight figure fee for Cisse, which will back up the funds that McClaren already has at his disposal to revitalise the squad.

It doesn’t come as a major surprise that McClaren is looking to revitalise his attacking options, considering the struggles that the club endured in the Premier League last season.

McClaren will be keen for the club to prevent any repeat of the struggles, which nearly saw them relegated into the Championship and one of the best ways for them to do that is an overhaul of players.

Hopefully McClaren can get his business done quickly, giving any new arrivals as long as possible to gel in with the rest of the squad before the competitive action returns in August.

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