Report: Cheick Tiote set for Newcastle United stay

Cheick Tiote

The midfielder's proposed move to China has collapsed, but a transfer could still happen.

Cheick Tiote looks set to stay at Newcastle United after his proposed move to China stalled, reports the Shields Gazette.

The midfielder was reportedly in talks with Shanghai Shenhua over a £4 million pound move and met officials from the Chinese Super League club last month.

However, a deal has failed to materialise and he now sets look to stay at St James' Park for the time being.

But the Chinese transfer window does not close for the next 25 days, meaning a move could be resurrected at some point in the next month, with the Shields Gazette claiming two other clubs, including Beijing Guoan, are interested.

That means the midfielder is set to be stuck in limbo until any potential move materialises, with him currently out the first team picture at Newcastle.

He has not featured for them since the 3-3 draw with Manchester United on January 12 and is unlikely to feature much in future either.

The club have signed Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet in the January transfer window, further pushing Tiote down the pecking order at the club.

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