Report: Newcastle United willing to listen to offers for Cheick Tiote

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye in action with Newcastle's Cheick Tiote

Newcastle United are apparently wiling to listen to offers for Cheick Tiote.

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye in action with Newcastle's Cheick Tiote

According to a report in the Shields Gazette, Newcastle United are willing to offload Cheick Tiote this summer.

Tiote has reportedly expressed an interest in moving on from St. James’ Park, as he wants a new challenge.

The Ivorian midfielder turned down a move from Newcastle to go to China in January, but he now apparently feels that the time is right to depart Tyneside.

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye in action with Newcastle's Cheick Tiote

Tiote only has one-year left on his current deal at Newcastle, and he is unlikely to be offered a new deal, with the Magpies in the Championship.

Newcastle realise that this summer could be their last chance to cash in on Tiote, and they are willing to sell the 30-year-old.

Rafael Benitez has been told that he does not have to sell players to raise funds, but Tiote is one of the players Newcastle are willing to listen to offers for.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez celebrates with Ismael Tiote at the end of the match

Tiote has been at Newcastle since 2010, and he has made over 150 appearances for the North East side.

Tiote only played 21 times for Newcastle last season, and he would be far from a certain starter next term.

Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote celebrates with Rolando Aarons

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