Report: Galatasaray interested in Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote

Norwich's Steven Naismith and Newcastle's Cheick Tiote

Galatasaray are reportedly interested in signing Cheick Tiote from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

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

Galatasaray are interested in signing Cheick Tiote from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, according to Mynet Spor.

It has been reported by the Turkish news outlet, who have also been cited by The Daily Star, that Galatasaray are looking into the possibility of signing the 30-year-old midfielder.

Tiote has been on the books of Newcastle since the summer of 2010 and has a contract with the Magpies until June 2017, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Norwich's Steven Naismith and Newcastle's Cheick TioteNorwich's Steven Naismith and Newcastle's Cheick Tiote

The 30-year-old defensive midfielder is a good footballer, but he has not played well for the Magpies for a while now.

The former FC Twente man was able to feature in just 20 Premier League matches for Newcastle during the 2015-16 campaign.

Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote celebrates with Rolando AaronsNewcastle United's Cheick Tiote celebrates with Rolando Aarons

So far this season, Tiote has not made an appearance in the Championship for Rafael Benitez’s side.

Sky Sports reported last month of Abu Dhabi club Al Jazira’s interest in the Newcastle midfielder.

Newcastle are playing in the Championship this season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote celebrates scoring a goal which is later disallowedNewcastle United's Cheick Tiote

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