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Report – Jurgen Klopp To Make Late Move For Sissoko

2:54 pm, Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

Inter-Milan have agreed terms with Moussa Sissoko’s representatives and the next step was for the Italian giants was to put in a formal bid which is reported to be €35M for the Newcastle United midfielder.

No bid has yet been received by Newcastle, but news today that Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool, who paid Newcastle’s asking price of £25M for Georginio Wijnaldum, will join the Italian giants in the race for Moussa Sissoko.

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Jurgen Klopp interested in Moussa Sissoko

France Football is reporting that Inter-Milan were to make a €35M bid (about £31M) for Moussa and Jurgen Klopp is reported as keen to compete with the Milan club for the powerful Frenchman, who was a shining star at the Euro 2016 tournament in the summer.

The 27-year-old Frenchman has also been keen to leave St James’ Park for over two years now and is pushing hard for a move away this summer.

Newcastle want £35M for Moussa and if the Reds do what they did when they entered the race for Gini Wijnaldum – they will meet the asking price of Newcastle and Moussa will quickly become a Liverpool player.

This is what Jurgen Klopp has said:

“I wait for the day when the transfer window is closed,”  “I can’t believe how obsessed you all are with this.”

“What will happen we will see, I don’t know in this moment, but we do not have a preferred position to sign players.”

Newcastle will likely want the money up front in cash and the Tyneside club don’t like to sell their players on any installment plan.

Owner Mike Ashley will request the fee up front in full, otherwise Moussa Sissoko will stay at Newcastle and help us get promoted back to the Premier League next May.

If the Reds do pay out £35M for Sissoko that would be £95M Liverpool have given Newcastle in cool cash for three of our players – Andy Carroll in January, 2011, Gini Wijnaldum last month and now Moussa.

Liverpool is one of our favorite clubs.


We are also pretty sure that Liverpool is one of Moussa’s (many) dream clubs.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Financials · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    So looks like theres substance in the Yedlin rumours…But we’re literally gonna be overloaded with full backs?? Considering we still need a decent left back, weve got Gamez, Sterry, Haidara (Could also leave?), Dummett, Janmaat (whos probably set to leave) Anita. Is he planning to stick with Gamez/Dummett/Clark at left back?

    Sooner we get rid of sissoko the quicker we should see arrivals.

    Another striker?
    Possibly another winger?
    possible another left back??

    Mbabu – loan
    Saivet – loan

  • 2 JamesToon // Aug 23, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    my team v cheltenham

    Sterry Hanley Clark Gamez
    Tiote Colback
    Aarons Armstrong Perez

  • 3 lochinvar // Aug 23, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    With £800m Chinese Government investment into Liverpool that makes this a bidding war with Inter Milan.

    £40m should cover it.

  • 4 geordie157 // Aug 23, 2016 at 2:57 PM

    team for tonight

    Sterry, Hanley, Lascelles, Dummett
    Shelvey, Colback
    Gouffran, Perez, Aarons

    Sels, Gamez, Clark, Anita, Diame, Ritchie, Gayle

    Was going to throw Gilliead on the right wing but he played the full 90mins last night I think. There’s actually not that many to pick from!

  • 5 geordie157 // Aug 23, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Sissoko and Wijnaldum re-united, Liverpool’s away record is going to be impressive then this season!

  • 6 expatmag // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM


    Clark and Gamez injured
    Tiote wont play until the window is closed.
    Armstrong played for the reserves last night

  • 7 expatmag // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Geordie 157

    Not many to.pick from?

    My point exactly. We are loaning out too many players. Mbabu the latest to go joining Thauvin and Dejong. Saviet Riviere Krul Gouffran Armstrong touted to be loaned out too. Sissoko Janmaat and Tiote to be sold.

  • 8 2_goal_tino // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Expat- Where did you hear Clark was injured? I haven’t seen anything about it. Also Benitez said 10 days ago that Gamez had a niggle and was close to a return so he is still an option.

  • 9 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    I wonder what Liverpool supporters will make of this!

  • 10 Toon-Barmy // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Nice to see Kevin Mbabu join Young Boys on loan for the season.

  • 11 geordie157 // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:09 PM


    we do look a bit thin on the ground with those players leaving plus the likes of Tiote, Sissoko, Janmaat and Riviere probably not going to be considered.

    however I do think that by the end of the window we’ll have another 3-4 players in, although 4-5 would be better.

  • 12 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Keith Downie ?@SkySports_Keith now14 seconds ago
    Newcastle are in talks over the potential signing of Brentford’s Alan Judge, but a deal may not be completed until January.

  • 13 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Moussa’s agent getting a little desperate so he makes a quick call to alert a friendly media outlet that Inter have a rival in the race(?) to sign Sissoko.

  • 14 2_goal_tino // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    I can see the point in not playing Sissoko and Janmaat (if the rumours about him leaving are even true) because they have a large potential value which we wouldn’t want to jeopardise in the event of injury. But the likes of Tiote will attract so little money there is minimal risk to playing him. He can still do a job for us and it is not as if his attitude will be swayed … he’s been on the verge of leaving for the past 2 years and has put in some good performances.

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    Sissoko : “Liverpool is my dream club. Always close to my heart”

  • 16 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    All fabricated of course. You have to read pretty deep between the lines of those quotes to come up with the idea he is making a last minute bid for Sissoko.

  • 17 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:21 PM


    Between the lines??? You mean invent lines, surely 😀
    Yeah I am calling shenanigans on this one.

  • 18 JP...from The Rock // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    What a non story. Sissy do us all a favour and fcuk off already!!

  • 19 U.S Magpie // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    As I mentioned last week 25 million for sissy plus Ings is a good deal, I hope Rafa reads this blog.

  • 20 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    “I always imagined myself one day running out at…erm…. (whisper to agent…..)…Flanfeild and becoming a legend like… (whisper whisper)…Lenny Dumfries and (who???)….Wilfred Owen.”

  • 21 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Dulce et decorum est pro patria monkey

  • 22 stuart no9 // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    What does €35m equate to in sterling ? Any one know

  • 23 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Around £30-31million.

    Yeah, completely fabricated. His agent clearly has good connections that don’t mind being fed a line with this media group.

  • 24 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Just been re-reading Moyes’ comments of two days ago:

    ‘Asked about supporters fearing another season-long struggle, he said: “Well, they would probably be right.

    “That’s where they’ve been every other year for the last four years, so why would it suddenly change?”‘

    Has any other manager been so downbeat at the start of a season?

  • 25 nut meg // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    28,600+ m pounds

  • 26 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:44 PM


    Did you also notice that he uses the phrase “that’s where They’ve been” funny but it seems he is holding himself aloof from them.

    It’s a case of “they” and not “we” with Moyse, maybe he is not expecting to be there long.

  • 27 Lilongwe Geordie // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Ron Knee,
    “Every other year”

    Oozing positivity! They’ve actually been down there every year!

  • 28 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:50 PM


    A really bleak assessment. Managers usually try to find something positive!

    I wonder what would have happened if we’d had Moyes instead of McClaren?

  • 29 Pat On The Heed // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:51 PM

    Alas, tis from my lonely castle walls I gaze upon mankind. But then, superstars of the airwaves we cannot all be, alas.

  • 30 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Allardyce is so lucky that England gave him an escape route this season with the Mackem’s struggling to attract decent players they are going down in flames this year!

    If Defoe doesn’t have amazing form again they could be down by January !

    No Adam Johnson wonder goals either to dig them out of a hole!

  • 31 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:52 PM


    Sorry. I missed the positive spin!

  • 32 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:55 PM


    I think would would still have Rafa mate.

    Scumberland fans don’t really have a lot to look forward too with such a negative manager. He recons he will be bringing in some players before the end of the window, but I don’t think the fans should hold their breath as to who they will be.

    The ones I spoke to were all cock a hoop at getting Moyes as manager, wonder what they think now…. Maybe I will wait until I have more to rub in before I ask them. lmao!

  • 33 firebug666 // Aug 23, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    Miles Starforth ?@milesstarforth 3m3 minutes ago
    Newcastle close in on deal for Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin.

    Miles Starforth ?@milesstarforth now4 seconds ago
    Understand DeAndre Yedlin is due on Tyneside today or tomorrow to complete a move to Newcastle. #nufc #thfc #safc

  • 34 Ron Knee // Aug 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    He doesn’t look much taller than our Vurnon.

  • 35 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    I think Moyes would have been a little better than Mclaren I dont think with our squad we would have got relegated but I think if he had the level of injuries and defeats as Mclaren he would probably have lost control and resigned which might happen with Sunderland

    Watmore , Arnholt and Defoe are their only decent players the rest are shite !

  • 36 lesh // Aug 23, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Ron Knee

    Didn’t Jack Charlton, when in his first season at SJP, and asked what his aim for the coming season was, replied to the effect that it was to avoid relegation. Needless to say, fan reaction was pretty fierce and he left early in the season.

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