Cheick Tiote poised to complete move to Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng

Check Tiote has been at Newcastle United for six years

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is close to finalising a move to the Chinese Super League, according to Sky sources.

The 30-year-old travelled to China late last week, having agreed terms with Shandong Luneng on Deadline Day.

Tiote joined the Magpies in the summer of 2010 but his current deal has only four months to run and he is now undergoing a medical at Shandong.

His former Newcastle team-mate Papiss Cisse and ex-Southampton striker Graziano Pelle also play for the Chinese side.

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Tiote has made just three appearances in all competitions for Newcastle this season, last featuring in an FA Cup win over Birmingham on January 18.

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