Tiote's set to go Loko.
ALAN PARDEW is bracing himself to lose Cheick Tiote.
Lokomotiv Moscow are lining up another bid for the Newcastle midfielder having already failed with one move.
Toon will be interested in selling if the Russians return with an offer of PS8million - nearly three times what they paid for the midfielder four years ago.
Pardew is reluctant to lose Tiote, but owner Mike Ashley will have the final say - as always - if he feels it is a good financial deal.
Lokomotiv would be able to met his salary demands, but Tiote is keen to stay in the Premier League, feeling it suits his combative style.
He missed Newcastle's opening-day defeat to Manchester City with a hamstring injury.