Blackburn, Sunderland and Fulham have all been linked with the in-demand 26-year-old this summer but failed to strike a deal. Now Newcastle United have made a late bid to try and get him, but reports in Germany suggest that the North-East club's offer was way below Freiburg's valuation of over £12million. Newcastle were believed to be offering less than £9million and Freiburg insist that they want to keep Cisse. Freiburg general manager Dirk Dufner told Sportinformationsdienst: "The topic of Papiss Demba Cisse getting a transfer is a closed one. "He is to remain with us and we are purely delighted. He is a special player and we are favoured by fortune to have him under contract. "We are looking forward to relishing this circumstance for a bit longer." Cisse, who is contracted to Freiburg until June 2014, has made an excellent start to the new season with four goals in four games.