We knew that Newcastle were very interested in Moussa Sissoko, the 22 year-old French international central midfielder, but it turns out that Newcastle were hoping to secure a deal for the 5 times capped French International in the summer, but his club Toulouse putting a £3.5M tag on him in January has changed all that.
Moussa Sissoko – now a January target for Magpies
The two other clubs thought to be interested in Sissoko are Sunderland and Juventus, but Newcastle will now move quickly in an attempt to get the player on Tyneside this month – even though it will now cost them around £3.5M.
Certainly Derek LLambias and Secretary Lee Charnley have been very busy in the January transfer window so far, and they were in France over the weekend, and seem to have been successful in wrapping up the signing of Loic Remy – a five year deal that should be announced tomorrow.
And it seems that Graham Carr was at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Friday night for St Etienne’s 2-2 home draw with Toulouse, and a certain Moussa Sissoko played the whole game for Toulouse.
We’d be really disappointed if we lose out on Sissoko, especially if the lad moves to Sunderland – heaven forbid.
But the news in the local papers today is that Newcastle are after several players, and the next signing could be a center-back – and he will be coming in regardless of what Newcastle can work out with Fabricio Coloccini this week.
Apparently Newcastle will not go after FC Twente’s Douglas – and Sam Allardyce will not sell James Tomkins in January – so we wonder if it’s possible to get the Montpelier captain 23 year-old Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa through the door?
He would be an excellent buy for Newcastle – but the news is that Newcastle are also after Jores Okore, the 22 year-old 4 times capped Danish International, who was born in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast.
What do you think?
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