Steve McClaren has revealed that both Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote will miss out this weekend for Newcastle United as they get set to host Chelsea.
Reports from Belgium indicate that Newcastle are 1 of 3 clubs believed to be interested in signing Serbian star Aleksandar Mitrovic.
With their safety still not guaranteed heading into the final week of the season, John Carver will need to decide whether or not to hand Papiss Cisse a start.
Papiss Cisse is facing a six match ban for spitting at Jonny Evans in response to Evans spitting at the Newcastle forward first.
Papiss Cisse was at the center of a spitting incident that could see both he and Jonny Evans retrospectively banned as Newcastle United lost to Manchester United on an Ashley Young goal at the death.
Papiss Cisse continues to score at a high rate when on the pitch, and today his goal stood alone as Newcastle grabbed their first win at home in 2015, 1-0 over Aston Villa.
Papiss Cisse grabbed a goal in his first start since returning from the African Cup of Nations, as he continues to score at a phenomenal rate when fit.
Papiss Cisse has returned from the African Cup of Nations tournament but is a doubt to be ready for Newcastle United tomorrow when they travel to face Hull City.
Papiss Cisse has accepted a three match ban imposed upon him after the FA reviewed his violent conduct in the Magpies win over Everton on Sunday.
Papiss Cisse was instrumental in Newcastle's 2-3 win over Everton at Goodison Park, as an elbow and a goal swung the game in the Magpies direction.
Papiss Cisse wasn't good enough for the starting eleven but he scored Newcastle's only goal in their 3-1 Boxing Day loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Newcastle United continued their remarkable season by handing Chelsea their first defeat of the season as Papiss Cisse would score twice from the bench and the Magpies would hold onto win 2-1.
Newcastle United allowed Burnley to find the net first but were able to equalize with a goal from Papiss Cisse as the two sides played to a deserved 1-1 result.
According to Lee Ryder on Twitter, Papiss Cisse has emerged as a late doubt for Newcastle ahead of their Sunday trip to White Hart Lane.