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.
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.
À Londres, Moussa Sissoko discute avec… Chelsea ! https://t.co/Ib9P1X3MRR
— L'ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) August 31, 2016
“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.