Saturday, 8th October, 2011
Sochaux are expecting a new offer from Newcastle United for Modibo Maiga to land before the January transfer window opens.
The Ligue 1 club look to be edging towards making the Mali international available for the right price after adopting a stubborn approach over the summer, refusing to deal with Newcastle despite the player’s clear desire to move to St. James’ Park.
The 24-year-old would still love to move to the English Premier League though and this is a fact of which Sochaux are well aware. So much so that the French side are working on a potential replacement, as club transfer supremo Bernard Genghini concedes.
"We’re working on it", said Genghini when asked about whether a replacement for Maiga could arrive in January.
"We follow so people, so yes."
It is thought that an offer of €9M will be forthcoming from Newcastle well before the winter window opens – but Sochaux would like more money for their exciting forward.
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