French newspaper L’Equipe is reporting today that both Everton and Inter-Milan are interested in signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
With only 15 days left in the summer transfer window any clubs wanting Sissoko will have to move fairly quickly with Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez saying he is unlikely to sell the 26 year-old late in the transfer window.
Moussa Sissoko – Everton and Inter-Milan interested?
There have been few offers made this summer to Newcastle for the player who starred for France in the Euro 2016 knockout games – and none have come near to the £35M Newcastle want for their midfielder.
L’Equipe is reporting today that negotiations between Everton officials and Moussa’s agent will commence in “the coming days” but the first thing necessary for any deal to be struck is to agree a fee with Newcastle.
Only yesterday Crustal Palace were said to be interested in signing Moussa, but not at the £35M fee Newcastle want for the former Toulouse midfielder.
Over the summer other clubs like Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid have been reported as being interested, but no bids from any of these clubs have been made.
Everton remind us a little of Manchester City this sumemr in that they are trying to make a statement in the transfer window with some big signings.
To be more accurate, some expensive signings and they paid out £25M for Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace yesterday.
They may be willing to pay out £35M for Sissoko, but they are not a Champions League club which is the type of big club Moussa has been talking about joining for the last three years or so.
Inter-Milan have been linked this summer, and maybe new manager Frank de Boer is keen on the French midfielder.
Inter may even be willing to shell out £35M for Sissoko if the new manager identities him as a top transfer target for his new club.
If no suitable bid is received for Moussa Sissoko soon, then Rafa Benitez could close up shop on the player’s sale after about another week.
The Newcastle manager is keen to get some stability with his squad in terms of which players are staying and which are going this summer.