Maiga focused on Sochaux
Modibo Maiga is concentrating on performing as well as he can for Sochaux as reports claim the striker is to join Newcastle.
By Giscard Gourizo
Last Updated: 18/10/11 4:01pm
Modibo Maiga is concentrating on performing as well as he can for Sochaux as reports in France claim the striker is to join Newcastle when the transfer window opens.
The 25-year-old, who scored 15 goals for the French club last season, has previously stated that he wants a move to the Premier League and refused to train earlier in the campaign when a move to St James' Park appeared to have collapsed.
Maiga, from Mali, is under contract until 2014 at Stade Bonal but talks between the two clubs are believed to have continued and a transfer appears to be in the pipeline.
The forward, who will reportedly sign a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Magpies, told skysports.com: "I am 25-years-old so I know what is good for me, at the moment I am doing and honoring my contract with Sochaux.
"I have played six games and scored four times, so I am doing my part.
"If I am ambitious I am not going to finish my career at Sochaux, but I have a contract until June 2014."