Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse says they must keep their squad together this summer.

Premier League rivals are ready to test their resolve to hang on to the likes of goalkeeper Tim Krul, midfielder Cheick Tiote and leading scorer Demba Ba, the club's fans will approach the latest transfer window with some trepidation.

Cisse told the Northern Echo: "Yes, I would be worried if they left because they have helped me a lot.

"It may effect me because of that but, at the end of the day, that's football and if a big opportunity came along for them to move, they can.

"But I would love for them to stay and play here longer because we are doing very well together.

"It's down to Newcastle, they will do the right thing. At the end of the day, I trust the club and they will do the right thing."