Unsettled Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is a transfer target for Turkish club Trabzonspor, according to the Daily Mail.
28-year-old Cisse has made headlines this summer after a widely publicised row with the club over their new shirt sponsor - British payday loan company Wonga - and although the respective parties now appear to have settled their differences, rumours remain that all is still not well within their increasingly fragile relationship.
Whether Newcastle would be willing to unload Cisse, however, is extremely doubtful given the club's current shortage of forward options. With Cisse and Ameobi brothers Shola and Sammy the only senior squad members able to fulfil the striker's role, manager Alan Pardew is believed to be extremely eager to bolster his attacking depth and would be presumably reluctant to permit the Senagalese international to depart the north east.
Lyon's Bafetimbi Gomis is reportedly the Toon's primary transfer target, although the club have also been heavily linked with want-away Aston Villa frontman Darren Bent and QPR's Loic Remy. A move for the latter could now become a very realistic prospect after Harry Redknapp yesterday wrapped up a deal for coveted Burnley striker Charlie Austin.
Trabzonspor, who finished ninth in the Super Lig last season, boast a number of faces who will be familiar with English fans, including former Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda, full-back Jose Bosingwa and Ivorian duo Didier Zokora and Sol Bamba.
Newcastle, who signed Cisse from German outfit SC Freiburg in January 2012, begin their Premier League campaign with a trip to Manchester City on August 19.
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