Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga remains determined to play in the Barclays Premier League one day despite the apparent collapse of his proposed move to Newcastle.
The 25-year-old has been a long-term target for the Magpies, but reports last week suggested a January deal had stalled because of a problem with medical checks on one of his knees.
The Mali international told www.skysports.com: "I am mentally fine. I wanted that move to Newcastle badly. However, it did not happen as they said my knee has a problem - but I feel better than anything."
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