Newcastle Battle To Hold On To Moussa Sissoko

Moussa Sissoko could still be leaving Newcastle today with news that Everton have presumably been in advanced talks with Newcastle yesterday about signing the 27 year-old French midfielder

French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting that but that there will still need to be significant progress today for the deal to go through and that Newcastle will have to lower their asking price of £35M for the Frenchman.

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Moussa Sissoko – likely to stay at Newcastle?

Newcastle are expected to bring in Chelsea’s Christian Atsu and West Brom’s Callum McManaman today and both are wingers.

But if it looks like Moussa will be staying that seems to be overkill and we will have quite a few wingers at the club – probably too many.

We suppose there could be a possibility that Newcastle would pass on McManaman, but if Newcastle stick to their guns then Moussa Sissoko will very likely still be a Newcastle player tomorrow.

With it going down to the final 15 hours of the transfer window and Moussa Sissoko still at Newcastle, you could almost guarantee there would be reports that some club was trying to sign him at the last minute.

It seems that club is Everton, but we wonder how accurate those reports are.

Tottenham were interested in signing Moussa in the last few days, but wouldn’t go above £20M and that was unacceptable to Newcastle.

If Rafa Benitez really wants to keep Moussa Sissoko at the club he can easily tell Everton, Crystal Palace and West Brom – the only clubs that now seem interested in trying to sign Moussa – that the price is till £35M and that will be the end of it.

None of those clubs are one of Moussa’s dream clubs who play every season in the Champions League.

And if we were to guess where Moussa will be tomorrow – we’d say he will still be a Newcastle player.

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