Toon give up on Maiga - focus on €8m Frenchman

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Newcastle have reportedly ended their pursuit of Sochaux striker Madibo Maiga and will instead focus their attention on signing Nolan Roux from Stade Brest.

The north-east club had been reported to Fifa for what Sochaux claims was an illegal approach for Maiga and now, according to L'Equipe, have decided to move on to other targets.

This will come as a hammer blow to Maiga, who has gone on strike to force a move to St James' Park, while yesterday he said it would be a 'dream' to join Newcastle.

But Roux, it is claimed, is now in the crosshairs of Alan Pardew as he looks to bring in another striker before the close of the window, with the 23-year-old likely to set Newcastle back around €8 million.


Roux scored six times in 28 Ligue 1 appearances last season and, along with Newcastle, has previously been linked with Liverpool.

Pardew, meanwhile, is still striving to sign a left-back prior to next week's deadline, but Newcastle are at a somewhat of a deadlock with PSV Eindhoven regarding Holland international Erik Pieters.

PSV are alleged to be holding out for a fee in the region of £7 million, while Newcastle value the 23-year-old at around £5.5 million.

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