Everton, Man City face Panathinaikos competition for Newcastle's Beye

Premiership clubs face competition for Newcastle United fullback Habib Beye.

Premiership clubs face competition for Newcastle United fullback Habib Beye.

The Evening Chronicle says Beye’s close pal and former Sunderland striker Djibril Cisse has recommended the Senegal international to ex-Chelsea coach Henk ten Cate, who is now in charge at Panathinaikos.

United signed Beye for £2m during the Sam Allardyce era and he has recently courted attention from a number of clubs including Everton and Manchester City.

United’s bitter rivals Sunderland are also interested – and a move to the Stadium of Light would be yet another slap in the face for the Toon Army if it happened.

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