We saw the report last night from Sky Sports saying that Rafa Benitez said there had been no price put on Mousa Sissoko’s head, because he was simply not for sale.
So at first we thought great – Rafa has come out and said he is not selling Moussa with only 12 days left of the transfer window.
Rafa Benitez with Moussa Sissoko
But reading Rafa’s comments they seemed very familiar, so when we searched for them it was a report done on 12th July by Sky Sports – two days after the Euro Final where Moussa was a star man in the final against Portugal.
For some reason (probably an error) that same report was released again last night.
If you look at the report the date at the top is 12/7 and in the English calendar representation that’s 12th July (it’s the 7th December here in the US).
So wee ignored the report because of that, but we see that not many other Newcastle fans did and it’s the top story on NewsNow.
Unfortunately it’s now 38 days old and not today’s news – where Moussa is still for sale – with 12 days left in the window and it looks like Newcastle are staying firm on the £35M fee.
In his press conference today Rafa said there was no change In Moussa’s status – still no acceptable bids have been received.