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Newcastle to offload Tiote to Shanghai Shenhua

Newcastle United are set to brandish the broom as they go about cleaning out their list this January.

Reportssuggests the Magpies will finalise the sale of Cheick Tiote to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua on Thursday.

The CSL outfit will pay £8million for 29-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder Tiote who has been with Newcastle since arriving from Dutch club FC Twente in 2010.

During his time at St James' Park, Tiote has made over 140 appearances for the Toon but is now likely to move on after seeing opportunities under Steve McClaren diminish.

Along with Tiote, the Magpies are looking to get rid of Yoan Gouffran, who is a target for French club Lille, as well as flop signing Florian Thauvin is set to return to Marseille on loan.

Andrew Slevison
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