Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga's move to Newcastle United has collapsed over a failed medical.

L'Equipe has reported that a knee problem was the reason for him failing the examination but his agent, Karim Aklil, insists he is fully fit.

He said: "I am disappointed by the turn of events. Modibo is in perfect physical condition and this was confirmed by specialists.

"I am surprised by what has happened since his medical and the diagnosis was established by doctors authorised by the club."