Newcastle will have to pay top price for in-form Sochaux striker Maiga

Newcastle United continue to pursue a deal for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.

Newcastle United continue to pursue a deal for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.

The Sunday Sun says Maiga remains the club’s No 1 January target – but they know they need alternatives in case negotiations prove as tortuous as they did this summer.

Maiga is currently on a red-hot scoring streak and Sochaux will be looking to extract more than the £6million that they were asking for in August.

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