Newcastle latest! Midfielder set for £8m exit as Shelvey agrees switch

first_img1 Cheick Tiote Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is on the verge of a move to Shanghai Shenhua.The Magpies have accepted an offer of around £8million for the Ivorian and he is expected to complete a move to the Chinese club later this week.Steve McClaren is willing to let the 29-year-old leave having agreed a deal to sign Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea.Shelvey is to undergo a medical at St James’ Park on Tuesday after the Swans accepted a £12m bid from their Premier League rivals.With the Englishman incoming, Tiote, who has made 12 appearances for Newcastle this season, is heading for the exit.He has agreed in principle to join Shanghai, where he will link up with another former Newcastle man in Demba Ba.The big-spending Chinese Super League also have ex-Everton star Tim Cahill and former Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko on their books.last_img

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