CHINA OR SPAIN IN TIOTE RAID
CHEICK Tiote looks set to make a choice between Spain and China as he edges closer to the exit at Newcastle United.
The 30-year-old Ivorian midfielder is out of contract in the summer, with La Liga side Sporting Gijon attempting to sign him this month.
A proposed move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua broke down a year ago, but Tiote is still eyeing a potential move to the Far East.
“I've said before we've had a lot of clubs asking about him,” explained Magpies boss Rafa Benitez. “Two or three are really interested. We need to find the best solution.”