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.
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.
What do you think?