Report claims Newcastle won’t offer contract to Seydou Doumbia

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Newcastle United are fighting for survival in the Premier League at the moment.

Newcastle United will not offer a contract to Seydou Doumbia, according to The Chronicle.

Doumbia joined Newcastle on loan from Serie A outfit AS Roma in the January transfer window and will remain at St. James’ Park until the end of the season.

According to The Chronicle, the Magpies will not offer a permanent deal to the 28-year-old Ivory Coast international forward.

“United started their clear-out last week when releasing Sylvain Marveaux and Gabriel Obertan while the club won’t be offering Seydou Doumbia a deal after a failed loan move from AS Roma,” states the report.

Much was expected of Doumbia when he moved to Newcastle in the January transfer window, but the former CSKA Moscow star has failed miserably.

The forward has been able to make just three appearances in the Premier League for Rafael Benitez’s side, and is struggling to get into the team at the moment.

It makes perfect sense for Newcastle not to offer Doumbia a new deal, especially as it is now looking likely that they will play in the Championship next season.

The Chronicle has also named two players whose futures at Newcastle are undecided.

“Newcastle are yet to make a decision on whether to offer Steven Taylor or Kevin Mbabu new contracts as they wait to see which division they will be in next term,” states the report.

Defender Steven Taylor, who is 30 years of age, has been at Newcastle his entire professional career so far, but his performances this season have been underwhelming.

Kevin Mbabu, who is 21 years of age and plays as a defender, has been on the books of the Magpies since 2013.

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