Newcastle accused of illegal contact with French striker

Newcastle United are the latest club to be accused of ‘tapping up’ a player in order to push through a transfer.

Sochaux accused the English team of speaking to their striker Modibo Maiga without their permission, and the forward now refuses to train as he looks for the move away.

The 23 year-old has commented on his love for English football and has pleaded with the Ligue 1 outfit to allow him to join the Magpies.

Alexandre Lacombe, the Sochaux chairman, told French publication L’est Republicain: “Newcastle are going on contacting our players despite our refusal.”

He went on to say: “So we will register a complaint with Uefa, telling them such behaviour is not fair play. It is provoking destabilisation.”

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