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Newcastle prepared to sell Cisse

Newcastle United are ready to sell Papiss Cisse.

The Mail on Sunday says Newcastle

may end up selling Cisse to avert the crisis that is threatening to derail their sponsorship deal with money lenders Wonga.

Cisse informed the club several weeks ago that he does not want to wear the Wonga.com branding on Newcastle United's shirts next season because of his beliefs as a Muslim.

Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias will wait until Cisse returns from World Cup duty with Senegal so the pair can sit down to discuss the delicate issue.

However, the club are heartened that Cisse's protest is an individual one, with none of the player's Muslim team-mates, most notably Hatem Ben Arfa and Cheick Tiote, so far expressing objections.

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