Senegalese has only been at St James’ for 18 months now.
Newcastle United may be forced to sell coveted front man Papiss Cisse this summer after the player indicated that he would be unwilling to wear a club shirt in the upcoming campaign with the Geordies’ new sponsor’s name on it, says the Sunday Mail.
Newcastle have recently agreed a new multimillion-pound shirt sponsorship deal with money lenders Wonga, however, due to his religious beliefs as a Muslim the Senegal international is forbidden from benefiting from lending money to another person.
The club are willing to wait until the 28-year-old returns from international duty with Senegal next week to discuss the matter further with the attacker, however, if the two parties are unable to come to some sort of compromise then club owner Mike Ashley is said to be prepared to sell Cisse when the transfer window reopens later this summer, rather than risk damaging his relationship with Wonga.
Cisse netted 13 goals in 47 appearances for Newcastle last season, having managed 13 in 14 appearances the previous season after joining the club from Freiburg for £9 million in Jan 2012.