Newcastle rule out striker move


Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has revealed the club will not attempt to sign a striker in January after confirming the collapse of Modibo Maiga's proposed move to Tyneside.

The Sochaux frontman was expected to complete a £6million transfer but the deal broke down before Christmas after a medical revealed uncertainty over one of his knees.

However, Pardew, who will lose 14-goal Demba Ba to African Nations Cup duty in the coming weeks, has admitted the club will do their homework and target a new forward during the summer rather than acting in haste during the winter window.

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