The Professional Footballers' Association are assisting Papiss Cisse in his shirt sponsorship stand-off at Newcastle United. The Magpies striker is refusing to wear a shirt emblazoned with the Wonga logo as his Islamic beliefs forbid lending money for interest.

It has been suggested that the Senegal international may have played his last game for the club.

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor is, however, still hopeful that a compromise can be reached which suits all parties.

He said: "We're working with Newcastle United, Papiss and his advisor to achieve a satisfactory settlement.

"We're consulting experienced people within football used to dealing with equality issues who are Muslims."