Newcastle bid for Fulham's Diop

Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce is planning a £3 million offer for Fulham midfielder Papa Bouba Diop.

The Mirror says Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez has spoken of his willingness to hold on to the Senegalese powerhouse.

But Bouba Diop, 29, is desperate for a new challenge and Allardyce hopes the lure of Newcastle - and a £3 million bid - will be decisive.

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