Inter Milan have asked Newcastle United to keep them up to speed on Cheick Tiote's availability this summer.

Newcastle chiefs have warned fans that at least one of their stars could be sold this summer - with Tiote a prime target for Chelsea and Manchester United.

Inter GM Marco Branca is also keen and has asked to be kept informed by Newcastle of developments. The two clubs are building a strong relationship first established last summer during the sale of Davide Santon to the English giants.