No Acceptable Sissoko Offers Yet – Newcastle May Lower Fee

The Chronicle is reporting tonight that Newcastle have received six “firm offers” for Moussa Sissoko so far this summer.

It seems that three Premier League clubs plus three continental clubs have put in offers for the player who was a star of the Euro 2016 tournament in France in the summer.

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Moussa Sissoko – in French colors in the summer

But none of the offers have been close to the £35M fee Newcastle seem determined to get for the 6ft 2ins powerful midfielder.

However, Newcastle do expect further bids to come in before the transfer window slams shot on Wednesday night at 11:00 pm and it has to be a decent bet that Moussa will not be a Newcastle player on September 1st.

But you never know.

The midfielder is still reported to be desperate to leave the club and unfortunately it seems Newcastle are willing to lower their price to £25M to get a deal.

That’s a pity – we should stand firm and if we don’t get a big enough bid then Moussa will just have to hunker down and stay at the club where he still has three years left on his contract.

But that view may not be shared by other Newcastle fans, most of whom just want the guy to leave  after his embarrassing comments about wanting to leave the club for the last two years.

There will not be any loan move for Moussa.

The Chronicle is reporting that Italian clubs Inter Milan and Juventus plus Spanish giants Real Madrid have all put in bids for the player – that’s in spite of the Madrid club denying any interest in the midfielder.

Crystal Palace, Everton and West Brom are three Premier League clubs who have submitted formal bids.

So none of the big Premier League clubs have bid for Sissoko and those three are not Champions League clubs and nowhere near qualifying either.

Moussa would prefer to stay in England, or at least that’s one of the things he has said this summer.

West Brom are reported to be confident they can offer Moussa good acceptable terms – so it would certainly be interesting if Moussa ends up at either Crystal Palace or West Brom.

Both clubs are much smaller clubs than Newcastle United and certainly don’t have the rich  history of the Magpies and they don’t have world-class managers in charge either.

Rafa has won the  Champions League once and been beaten finalists once – and he’s won the Europa League twice.

But both clubs are still in the Premier League.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with the Sissoko saga before next Thursday, when the transfer window will have closed.

Thank goodness.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #1

    May consider part-ex for a 56 plate VW Caddy must be vgc fsh no time wasters. That means you, Alan.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #2

    That’s the problem Moussa when you go flashing your bits and showing everyone yer breakfast it all looks a bit needy.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #3

    If I was a frequenter of the bookmakers rooms I’d stick a carpet on the phone not having rung at all. In fact I bet Charnley has had BT out a couple of times to get the line tested.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Mmmm, all of this reminds me of my first experience of selling a house. Hope and realisation. 25 million surely can’t do us any good.

  • jimmysmith

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #5

    Not that I’m inclined to trust Ed at this moment. He’s had three senior moments on the trot.

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Its not just on this blog then:

    Ayoze Pérez already knows that in the Championship little is ever certain but Newcastle United’s young Spanish striker remains convinced about two things. “Brighton’s going to be a special game,” he says. “And it’s going to be hard.”

    Sorry GeordieTwo, I was about to get involved in a little ticki-tacki but my battery bombed.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #7


    …Lee desperately rushes to pick up the phone before the confused Bobby M can reach for the handset….

    “Give me that! He…..Hello?”

    “ cough…cough…this is er the manager of Paris, er….ahem…we’d like to buy your Mr Soako..”

    “Graham get off the line it wasn’t funny last time…”

  • NewcastleMole

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Can’t see us getting a win against Brighton. We don’t have the firepower to outscore them.

    It’s going one of two way tommorow.

    1) Really boring scrappy game with not many chances for either side.

    2) Im praying our defense don’t fold and throw in the towel and receive a royal spanking but i think we’ll lose.

    Prediction Us 1-2 Them

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Sissoko not selling – I blame Brexit

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Yep. Brexit. Or Bran Flakes as they used to be known in Europe.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Sounds to me like rafa would rather get rid of sissoko, he’s even willing to reduce that price. But he’s telling the media he wants him to stay.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #12

    I can’t see either side winning. I think we’ll both lose 0-0

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #13

    Sorry if it has already been mentioned, but I am glad Nigel Pearson is not back as our Manager. Nigel-ution sounds more like something you would wash your hair with.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #14

    And we will throw in three pairs of boots and some training gear and a 2kg team size Fiery Jack. You can have his Ball Bag too. Size 5’s. Impressive to see.

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #15

    What is the connotation with Bran Flakes?
    Or is it just Left Field Friday?

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Brexit is the anti constipation breakfast cereal for the economy. It has a purgative effect. it’s all Brexits fault we’re getting loose bowels.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #17

    I make you laugh I make you think ha ha

  • Tsunki

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #18

    OK then. Goodnight. I knew politics was the kiss of death 🙁

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #19

    LOL – I wandered off – good night

  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #20

    I was side tracked with looking up ‘bipolar disorder’ – moments of elation and conversely moments of depression. A very black and white existence – not attempting to be jovial about a mental condition.

  • Graeme

    Aug 26, 2016 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Put the twat up for Auction, highest bidder wins – Starting bids £25 Million. Roll up, Roll up, get your Sissoko here!!!

  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 27, 2016 at 1:05 AM

    Comment #22

    If he was the star or Euro16 I give up. The whole tournament was rubbish. Not one player stood out from the rest.

  • Derek

    Aug 27, 2016 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #23

    It seemed about a year ago people were happy to see him go for 25m, many even considered bids in the 18-22m range appropriate.

    So does that mean just because of the handful of Euro games he’s played that he should be valued 10-17m higher?! Because he did very little for us to warrant an increased valuation.

  • one fine day

    Aug 27, 2016 at 2:57 AM

    Comment #24

    anyone one in Australasia the game is being shown on BE in via foxtel 230am
    see link for full guide

  • headtheball

    Aug 27, 2016 at 4:06 AM

    Comment #25

    Thanks for the heads up @ 24, I might have missed it otherwise.
    It will be one fine day if we win!

  • expatmag

    Aug 27, 2016 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #26


    I will be watching mate. Glass of pinot noir in hand

  • rn2016

    Aug 27, 2016 at 5:12 AM

    Comment #27

    Truly think this one is a win win. We either get an evidently excessive sum for a once in a 10 (premier league) game player who we’d happily shift, or alternatively we have an undoubtedly talented individual who’ll be hurling himself in the shop window for the next couple of months to get the desired move in January. I’d personally prefer the latter, and there’s no doubt the guy’s a tank on his day, and could damage Championship defences up until January. And who knows, maybe if we keep him on he’ll immerse himself in the new found team spirit and opt to continue on our drive to promotion. Either way we profit, so the negativity in my opinion is misplaced. HWTL

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 27, 2016 at 6:11 AM

    Comment #28

    I said he wouldn’t fetch more than 12M before the blagger put in those displays for France. The club know he is worth only that but by putting a 35M price tag on him makes someone think they’re getting a bargain at 25M. Not sure the disruption to the squad and the circus around it is worth it but maybe Rafa really doesn’t want him gone.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 27, 2016 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #29

    expat – glass of Pinot in hand at 2.30am. I like it. Nothing like an early start.

  • Tsunki

    Aug 27, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #30

    Jeff may be a bit later than usual today…

  • expatmag

    Aug 27, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #32


    My morning fruit juice mate

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 27, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #33

    rn2016- logic in what you say, but I can’t see him considering the Championship as a shop window for a CL team. More likely to sulk and go through the motions and then wail and moan again for his move in January. Get him sold and close the chapter. There must be an offer of £15mill or more on the table surely. Take the money and run. Unfortunately probably too late to re-invest it this window.

  • Veltman

    Aug 27, 2016 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #34

    Achraf Lazaar is Morrocon,
    Can’t remember a north African player progressed much in PL.Could be hit or miss.
    Christian Atsu had mixed progress.Good for his national team while not much success in the club’s he has spent.Could be hit or miss also.But this one is expected to be a loan deal,so may be valuable addition.However,both these players may head to Afcon in the middle of the season and may affect the team’s progress.
    Overall, i’m not happy with the signings so far.
    It’s good to part ways with the so called “deadwoods” but the replacements are hardly upgrades.I’m just simply watching the teams results and how they fare,esp after the closure of the transfer window on September first.If sthg wrong happens, I’m not gonna laugh at the players.I’m fully gonna blame Benitez!

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 27, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #35

    expat- personally I consider 2.30 to still be the night before, so the bottle of Springbank 10yo will be feeling the pinch at my place.

  • lordy_geordie

    Aug 27, 2016 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #36

    Veltman: Blame Rafa! Why?
    I am sure he signed the best players he could.
    Just out of interest, who would you sign?
    Considering most wont come to the championship?
    I for one will not be blaming Rafa unless he starts playing people out of position and making negative subs per Pardew.

  • Patoon

    Aug 27, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #37

    I really don’t rate this prick at any more than £8m, he’s got a terrible attitude, his first touch is crap, his decision making is crap, all he has is that he’s big and powerful, take anything for him to get him out, does any1 on here actually think he’s as good as Richie and we got him for £10m

  • Fostino

    Aug 27, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #38


    On his day he’s a very good player. Any big win against good teams usually was a result of wini or himsekf having a good day last year. More so sissoko having a good day. You only have to look at the euro final in the summer where he upstaged a player who went to man utd for 80 million so I think we are fully within our rights to hold out for a fee in the 30m bracket in this crazy money transfer window.

  • Jib

    Aug 27, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #39

    I got to the :-
    “there were animals down there” part
    and had to stop readng !

    Late because I’m gearing up to watch the All-Blacks give the Wallabies another tanking.


  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 27, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #40

    Can you make a bottle of wine last 90 minutes?


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