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Newcastle set to sign Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga to 2016

Newcastle United are on the brink of signing Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.

The Sun says Toon have reopened negotiations for Sochaux striker Maiga and expect to seal a £7million deal this week.

Maiga, who scored 15 goals for Sochaux last season, has been offered a four-and-a-half year deal by Newcastle.

He will become Pardew's fourth signing from France this year following the arrivals of Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux and Mehdi Abeid.

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