Report: Newcastle to reject all Chinese offers for Papiss Cisse; sale expected this summer

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Newcastle have no intention to sell Papiss Cisse this month.

Newcastle will reject all approaches for Papiss Cisse this month, the Chronicle reports.

The forward has been linked with a move to China for the last few weeks, and it is still expected an approach will be made for him in the coming days, as their transfer window does not close until the end of this month.

Big money is likely to be offered, but the Magpies will reject all approaches as Steve McClaren is keen to utilise the striker for the remainder of the season.

They failed to sign Saido Berahino in January, and with Seydou Doumbia still coming to terms with English football, Cisse is needed in the first-team squad.

He will play a back-up role, but with Aleksander Mitrovic currently injured, the Senegalese forward could be thrust into the starting line-up this weekend.

Despite not planning to sell Cisse this month, the report does claim that Newcastle will look to get rid of the striker in the summer.

The club want in excess of £5 million for him, and they believe there will still be interest in him from China come the end of this season.

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