Newcastle face losing four key players this summer

Newcastle United could find themselves forced to sell Cheick Tiote, Moussa Sissoko, Tim Krul and Papiss Cisse this summer, the Daily Telegraph has reported, as the quartet are not happy with life on Tyneside.

The Telegraph claims the dissatisfaction of Tiote and Sissoko has been known for some time and the Magpies are brace to lose the midfield pair, while Krul’s discontent is left over from the summer of 2014, when he initially wanted to quit the club but was talked in to staying for at least another 12 months.

Cisse, meanwhile, is frustrated with the lack of movement regarding a new contract and, with his current deal entering its final year at the end of the season, Newcastle may not be able to keep him at the club if he pushes for an exit. Swansea City and a number of unnamed clubs are said to be interested.

In the cases of Tiote, Sissoko and Krul, it is suggested that they feel their ambitions are greater than that of the club, and with Newcastle in 12th place, have come to the conclusion they need to move elsewhere to reach the level they desire.

Krul has been a Newcastle player since a 2005 move from ADO Den Haag and is a Netherlands international, while Sissoko left Toulouse for the North East in January 2013. Cisse, meanwhile, signed in January 2012 after a transfer from Bundesliga side Freiburg, and Tiote left FC Twente for Newcastle in the summer of 2010.

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