Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote could still make a move away from St James’ Park despite missing out on the chance to join another club on deadline day.
It had appeared that Tiote would have to remain on Tyneside until at least the January transfer window after a his proposed move to Galatasaray fell through.
The Magpies were said to be shocked that the deal collapsed after Tiote was understood to have undergone a medical this week ahead of the transfer.
However, the Ivory Coast international could be on his way to Qatar Stars League, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.
The newspaper claims that a side from the oil-rich nation could still swoop for the 30-year-old as their transfer window remains open.
Tiote, who was also linked with Ligue 1 side Lorient, is available for Rafa Benitez’s next game in charge against Derby County on September 10.