French side Sochaux have threatened to report Newcastle for making an illegal approach for striker Modibo Maiga, with the 23-year-old refusing to attend training yesterday.
Sochaux chairman Alexandre Lamcombe told reporters that the club will make a complaint to FIFA if talks take place without their knowledge.
“Newcastle are going on contacting our players despite our refusal,” Lacombe said.
“So we will register a complaint with UEFA, telling them such behaviour is not fair play.”
Maiga has long been clear about a desire to join Newcastle, with the Daily Mail reporting that a deal worth £7 million is on the cards for the Mali international.
But Sochaux have said that their main man is not for sale, and should Newcastle have illegally contacted the player, they may face a UEFA reprimand.