Cisse, 28, from
It has been reported that Cisse, who is open about his Muslim beliefs, offered to wear a non-branded
Newcastle United’s two previous sponsors are banks Northern Rock and Virgin Money, but the four-year deal with controversial payday lender Wonga started in October last year.
Wonga will sponsor the club for the next four years and said at the time it has no intention of claiming naming rights to the team’s stadium, which has returned to the original name of St James’ Park.
Bobby Barnes, deputy chief executive of the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA), told the BBC that, "We’re all aware that clubs need to generate revenue and sometimes have to use a wide range of companies.
"However, if someone feels very, very strongly that it’s not compatible with their beliefs, then some sort of solution should be found."
Both Cisse and the club’s officials are still in talks. Wonga declined to comment on the issue.