Newcastle are expected to talk with Papiss Cisse in a bid to resolve a potential issue over new sponsor Wonga.
The Senegalese striker is a practicing Muslim and has protested to club officials on religious and ethical grounds about the pay-day loan company's deal which will see their name printed on the team's shirts next season.
Under Sharia law, Muslims must not benefit from either lending money or receiving money from another person - meaning that interest is prohibited. Interest is not paid on Islamic bank accounts or added to mortgages.
Cisse is believed to be on holiday currently and Press Association Sport understands the Magpies will seek to sit down and find a solution to the issue when he returns.
Both Cisse and girlfriend, former Miss Newcastle Rachelle Graham, have been the targets of abuse online in recent months.
Cisse has recently been linked with a move away from Newcastle United with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala and Champions League finalist Borussia Dortmund rumoured to be interested in signing him.
In a statment from Northumbria Police on the abuse aimed at Cisse, Temporary Chief Superintendent Dianne Winship said: "We have been made aware of abusive comments made on Facebook. Northumbria Police take all reports of abuse very seriously and enquiries are being conducted."
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