Newcastle Utd appear to be in the dock at the moment. Sochaux club badge (above) Sochaux, who are owned by the Peugeot car company, have referred the Magpies' pursuit of striker Modibo Maiga to FIFA, while Charlton have contacted the Premier League over their interest in goalkeeper Rob Elliot. When Alan Pardew was quizzed about it yesterday he went on the defensive. Alan Pardew: "I can't tell you anything about that. "My brief today is to highlight players to take the club forward, and the club's job is to get it over the line. "'You need Plan B and then you need Plan C. We are hoping we stick to Plan A."