Arsenal join transfer hunt for £8million Newcastle United star Cheick Tiote

Arsenal are interested in Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote amid growing suggestions that he is on his way out of St James’ Park.


Tiote has become unsettled with life at Newcastle in recent months and reports over the weekend claimed his agent is listening to other offers.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of the player and the Daily Express says the Frenchman is considering making a move.

Arsenal are on the lookout for a strong defensive midfielder who can play centre back, and 28-year-old Tiote offers that along with bags of Premier League experience.

Newcastle are thought to want about £8million for the player and would prefer to sell him abroad, where two Russian clubs are said to be keen.