Newcastle face Monaco battle for Ziani

Newcastle United face competition for Wolfsburg midfielder Karim Ziani.

The Algeria international was expected to join Newcastle this week, with talks already having opened in positive fashion.

However, L'Equipe says AS Monaco have also been in touch with Ziani's minders in recent days.

Indeed, it's understood the attacker is now favouring a move to France over Tyneside.

 
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