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Chelsea Now In Race For Moussa Sissoko

12:56 pm, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 41 Comments

There are reports now coming in from France that Chelsea have entered the race to sign Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle.

L’Équipe are now reporting the Blues are in talks with his agent and since Moussa is on his way to London to meet with Tottenham, he could always meet with Chelsea officials if a deal can be agreed between Chelsea and Newcastle.

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Moussa Sissoko – agent in talks with Chelsea

The report is that Tottenham went as high as £25M for Sissoko, but Newcastle stood firm on their minimum £30M valuation of the 27 year-old French winger.

The fact that Chelsea have entered the race presumably means they would be willing to pay Newcastle’s fee of £30M (or higher?) for Moussa and certainly Chelsea are a Champions League club – but not for this season.


“London, Moussa Sissoko is in discussions with Chelsea!”

This will be good news for Sissoko because both Spurs and Chelsea will be fighting it out for a top four place in the Premier League this season and Moussa wants to stay in England.

And maybe this could be the start of an auction for Moussa today.


Where’s Arsenal?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Financial Fair Play · Financials · Moussa Sissoko · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

41 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Budge123 // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Anywhere will do!

  • 2 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Tottnehma? Is that one of those MLS dudes Ed? 😀

  • 3 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Are LEquipe the French version of the Sun?

  • 4 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Sides but dudes will do.

  • 5 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    No offence to L’equipe but they’ve had every top club in Europe signing him for about two years lol

  • 6 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Tottnehma. Somewhere between Pawtucket and Rhode Island I think…

  • 7 Belfast // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    More like the French Daily Star haha

  • 8 Rotonda heights // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    sissoko’s agent must be s—e. how can one man screw up so many deals.

  • 9 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Runaway have you been lending Ed your phone?

  • 10 ToonRich // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    If its not reported on SSN, then its not true!!

  • 11 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    The road from Newcatsle to Tottnehma is a long one. OK that’ll do.

  • 12 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    I would love it, love it … if no club comes in for the over-priced Berahino.

    Do we see similarities between West Brom/Berahino and Newcastle/Sissoko? Over-priced. No takers. Pet lip.

  • 13 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Eyes on Sissoko. If he gets into a plane or a helicopter then there’s something on. it’s a train or a taxi then he’s blown it.

  • 14 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Seems like it doesnt it

  • 15 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    He has to go. Ed will only post that Doom Gaze pic of him every day until January. It’ll be like the McLaren “Depths of Desolation and Despair” photos last season.

  • 16 SPRINGY // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Wonder if that’s why the atsu deal has’nt been announced…..if true like,it may be part of the deal.

  • 17 ToonRich // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    Sissoko is still at the French camp is he not? But has been given permission to leave if anything happens.

    Any other rumours of incomings for us??

  • 18 ilovetoon8788 // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Cmon Sissucko! my champagne is waiting when you f off from our club!!!

  • 19 Shot Bru // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    $20 million for Sissoko would be insane business for a totally average athletic player.

    I reckon we

  • 20 JP...from The Rock // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Finally Atsu there you are! Where you been hiding?

    Good to have you on board now for another winger jejeje I’m a bit greedy considering we’ve already signed 12! Lol

    Onto this Sisulko nonsense I really can’t wait to see the back of him. What a tool he has been all this time moaning on about a mve. How unprofessional. If we get £30m for him I will be laughing my head off. Would love for the twats to fall into that trap be Spurs as I can’t stand them one bit. They always think they are the bees knees and that their players are all worth north of £10m. So no if you fools want Sissy here pay the cash or FCUK OFF!!!

  • 21 Jib // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Mike Ashley earlier today

  • 22 Tsunki // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Betty – I answered your twin brother btw. 😉

  • 23 LGFUAD21 // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    I think the reality is that Sissoko has the ability and potential. I reckon a ton of clubs would be interested to have him as an impact player and figured they could force our hand by leaving it so late.

    I say well done Mike (for once) lets not let Spurs et al kick us while we’re down. We scouted him, signed him, got him into the French squad now pay up (I reckon we’ll deal at £25m which i would be happy with in the context of this years rates.

    He’ll probably work his socks off at a club like Spurs, he’ll be a fringe player that occasionally does something important.

    I know Spurs fans are not happy with the link though.

  • 24 Ron Knee // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Lee Ryder with a bucket of cold water:-

    Understand that there’s been no bid from #chelsea for Sissoko. #nufc

  • 25 jayphoto // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    @blackley – apparently Stoke were in talks for Berahino all summer and he’s scuppered it by deciding to stay at West Brom and flying out on holiday yesterday as the club gave him a week off so they’ve signed Bony

  • 26 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    My guess for Atsu is its work permit related

  • 27 bettyswallocks // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:14 PM

    Tsunki…… Apparently you are an idiotic worm.!

  • 28 LGFUAD21 // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    JP…from The Rock

    100% agree.
    Spurs rinse clubs on their deals. Lets play hard ball. I’d take £20-25m from Chelsea, £30m from Spurs.

    I think he should leave but if he stays and has to play for a move over the next 6 months in the Championship then we could benefit. He’s have to get his spot back off Diame though

  • 29 2_goal_tino // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    @WWSBRD – How can it be? He already has a work permit to be at Chelsea.

  • 30 Jib // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:18 PM

  • 31 WWSBRD // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Paper work still needs to be changed

  • 32 manxpie // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    L’equipe is the french version of Colin terrible for news on us they got lucky the 1st time we bought Frenchies and stuck with us since

  • 33 jayphoto // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Wonder if we’re in talks with anyone over an incoming after McManaman fell through? Theres a few fringe players at PL clubs that will need to move today, Markovic was mentioned a few days ago.
    I’d be quite happy if the window shuts and we stick, sissoko and tiote included. Both would be huge players if Rafa can get them playing.

  • 34 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Levy – As far as I am concerned instalments of £6 million – you can stick them up your ar*e. You’ve got all that money and you still want to pay in installments – you and you’re club are a joke.

  • 35 bettyswallocks // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Jib….. Most of the tweets on there are asking what flavour crisps George prefers .
    Off topic I know but what are your favourite crisps?

  • 36 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    So if we could keep Sissoko and Tiote and they have to play well for a move in January that would still be a decent bit of business…. although would be more than happy if the 2 of them had to leave!!

    Wish we had just signed another winger and a central midfielder like Hendrick

  • 37 nut meg // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    I’ve had that on my mind all day…L/pool cash + Markovic in exchange for Sissoko…still time yet for it to happen.

  • 38 expatmag // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:32 PM


    NO!!!!!!…….I wont have it. You are not a worm

    You are a snake

  • 39 John Tudor // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    why everyone making out we are wrong in the evaluation
    there is is only one misguided fool
    sissoko go play on the motorway

  • 40 Whumpie // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    I’d not be at all surprised if Sissoko stayed. I read comments on a Spuds site and it’s clear that they are fully aware of his consistency and attitude problems. Canny lot tbh.

    What a total cock-up he’s made of it all. If he’d stayed schtum and got on with training and playing he’d probably have had a decent offer by now, instead of having to choose between his burned bridge and ones he’d rather not cross.

  • 41 RUNAWAY777 // Aug 31, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Tsunki think iam getting the hang of it now few hours off work watching all this shit going on ssn bro

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