Newcastle rejects $14 million bid for striker from unnamed Qatari club
British club will not sell Papiss Cisse for the same amount as they paid
British football team, Newcastle, has reportedly rejected a $14 million (£9 million) bid for striker Papiss Cisse from an unnamed Qatari club, according to the UK-based newspaper The Daily Mail.
Newcastle, which first bought the Senegalese player for $14 million (£9 million) said it wants to recoup most of the money it spent in 2011 in order to let him go.
Alan Pardew, the team’s manager said he acknowledged Cisse’s unhappiness during the recent weeks but that he will remain on the bench, the website reported.
Pardew said he will not allow Cisse to leave for less than $14.5m (£ 9 million).
The 28-year-old player - who is said to be eager to leave the team - was linked with a move to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer.
Cisse has not been a fixture in the Newcastle lineup this season, which has resulted in only one goal and two assists in his 14 appearances.