We had wondered why Newcastle were not moving more aggressively for Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who is available for a bargain basement price of £3.5M, but the report of two days ago said that Sunderland were the favorites to sign the 22 year-old French International.
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But the Daily Mail is reporting today that Newcastle are making a move for the 5 times capped French International, and the Magpies could still beat local rivals Sunderland in signing the central midfielder.
The news is that the 22-year-old is due to have talks with Sunderland today, but apparently he has already been in talks with both Newcastle United and Juventus.
Since we assume all three clubs can meet the £3.5M fee, it seems a matter of what the wages offered will be from each of the three clubs, and which club Moussa would want to join, apart from the wage deal he can get.
It’s interesting that Loic Remy is almost certainly going to sign for Newcastle, after he rejected wages from QPR which are said to be twice the wage Newcastle will offer the French striker – so money isn’t always everything with these top players.
And given the surge in transfer business at Newcastle recently, with Mathieu Debuchy signed for €7M and Loic Remy seemingly on the verge of signing for €10M, we wouldn’t rule Newcastle out of the hunt for Sissoko, by any means
We have to think Moussa is one of the three or four players Newcastle are said to be close to signing – at least that’s according to Newcastle manager Alan Pardew yesterday.
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