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Sochaux striker Maiga reaffirms Newcastle ambitions

Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga has reaffirmed his ambitions to join Newcastle United.

Sochaux have contacted Fifa stating there has been an illegal approach for the 23-year-old, who has reportedly gone AWOL since interest emerged from St James' Park.

But Maiga's intentions appear clear, as he told L'Equipe: "I want it to be done with Newcastle. I want to leave - it is necessary that the president agrees to negotiate.

"I met everybody, they want me and it is not any club. England is a dream. I want to go."

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