Papiss Cisse is set to discuss his concerns about wearing the Newcastle shirt sponsored by a loans firm. It is understood the 28-year-old striker wants to remain at the club, but is worried his Muslim beliefs would be compromised if he were seen to promote the company.

Professional Footballers' Association deputy chief Bobby Barnes said it was a "difficult situation", but hoped that the club would respect Cisse's views and there would be a "compromise".

"We're all aware that clubs need to generate revenue and sometimes have to use a wide range of companies," Barnes told BBC Sport.