Toffees Close To Sissoko Bid – But Time Is Running Out


Tottenham seem to have now lost interest in Moussa Sissoko, after they bid £16M last night and then raised their offer today, but it was still short of the £35M want for the French midfielder.

Newcastle dropped their price to £30M and even tried to make it easy for the north London club by allowing them to pay for Moussa in five installments of  £6M each – but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy didn’t take up the generous offer.

Sky Sports are now reporting Tottenham have said they will not pay the asking price to Newcastle for the powerful midfielder.

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Rafa Benitez with Moussa Sissoko

There was news that Chelsea had entered the bidding earlier today, but there seems little to back that up, with the news they are  trying to buy back David Luiz from PSG and he is now reported to be taking a medical.

Whether Chelsea will now try to sign Moussa Sissoko is not known but there’s just six hours left in the window.

It’s now reported been reported for over an hour or so that Moussa’s reps are in talks with Everton, who are not really the Champions League club Moussa had been looking for.

And Moussa’s agents can talk to Everton all they want, but unless they are willing to pay £30M for him, there will be no deal.

It seems at this stage Newcastle will not lower their price and this circus on the last day of the window with Moussa is exactly what Newcastle didn’t want.

So if nothing breaks soon it looks like Moussa could stay as a Newcastle player although a lot of fans would have liked to see the back of him – he’s been such a pain this summer.

The latest rumor is that Everton are about to put in a bid for Moussa – it will be interesting to see what it is.

Our view is hold out for the £30M and if we get it  then sell him – otherwise keep him – and he’ll have to prove himself in the Championship.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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175 comments so far

  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Firebug, I think that Twiterati was reading the blog earlier

    SUTTY1978 // Aug 31, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    would be brilliant if Sissoko did a Peter Odemwingie. rocked up at White Hart Lane all ready to sign when no deal has been agreed. left to sit outside in his car as the dealine creeps nearer,

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  • firebug666

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #2

    SUTTY1978

    It’s more likely he is being sent all over the country, up to Liverpool, down to London, back to Liverpool.

    By the time he finds a club he will be to knackered to pass the medical. lmao!

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  • 2_goal_tino

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m beginning to feel sorry for Moussa now…. When Marcos Alonso signs for Chelsea and you are hanging around praying West Brom make a bid, you know you’re have a bad day!

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Goodness sake, get rid of sissoko. I would take half of the money ashley is demanding. Last thing we want is him staying on.

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  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #5

    This is getting exciting, a real cliff-hanger. Bet Moussa’s crapping himself and moreso if he’s still sitting at the airport waiting for the ‘go’ to travel to the UK.

    Of course there’s the matter of agreement between Charnley and the buyer, his medical, contracts and lodging details of his transfer – all by 11, or is it midnight, tonight.

    Ooooohhhhh, nails bitten down to the quick…… Will he, won’t he…. This is better than waiting for Olive Oyl being released from the path of a fast-approaching train, by Popeye!

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #6

    lesh
    Sissoko is in London according to Deschamps.

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  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Sutty

    You’re a hard bustard but, aye it would be funny tho not for sulky boy.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Say its to late and keep him on the bench the w..ker

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  • goommy

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #9

    I think 30M was fair price compared to Gini 25M. In my op I rate Sissoko higher and he just couldn’t show his best under lame manager like Pard and Mcclaren..

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  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Sazzer

    Ah, well that just adds a little spice to the plot. If it is to be Everton, there’s still a bit of travelling to do yet.

    This has been the best window for many a year… and it’s not closed yet!

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Remember when sissoko was joining newcastle, he was in the last year of his contract of his former club & he said he’d play a full season in reserves if they didn’t sell him to newcastle. Will be interesting if he isn’t sold.
    His valuation will not be there same in this league, by January we will get very little for him. He mite not even play. Luckily he’s on a long contract here.

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  • Bambams

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Sissoko only has himself to blame. he was quite happy just going through the motions and only improved when Rafa came along with also the added incentive of the Euros.

    Had he played with heart and effort i think other clubs would be interested, of course you have the big headed managers who will think “I will be able to change him”….Wrong he is a mercenary looking out for himself. i even hear he is auctioning off all his Toon shirts on Ebay, “Sorry Boss i cant stay, i haven’t got a shirt”

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  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #13

    We just need a glamour club like Stoke or Hull to throw their hats into the ring and well……

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #14

    lesh
    The clock certainly is ticking.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Moussa is next to a market barrow in a cobbled London street, donned in his ragged plus fours, worn out jacket with cap clutched to his chest – ” please Sir! Oi don’t eat much an’ oi carn’ ‘arf sweep your chimley good!”

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Charlton beckons. Not quite the glory days of Curbs reign, but handy for Eurostar.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #17

    This must be quite a shock for Le Grande Whinge. Nobody will play 35M or even 30M for a player worth at least 10M? This is shocking news indeed! Quelle Horreur!!!

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  • Bambams

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #18

    say he doesn’t go……

    Do you think he will just huff or will he have a point to make and just try and show clubs what he can do and wait for January ?

    I would like to think the latter, what club will fancy him if he shows he just huffs !

    What i would give to play for my home town club for one minute !

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Je suis tres desole pour vous Le Grande Whinge!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #20

    You can have him play for your home town for only 30M (a tremendous discount that) Bambams mate!

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Even Atsu hasn’t been announced yet, maybe all todays signings will be announced at once?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #22

    When Sissy gets that sad look on his face like a homeless puppy how can clubs resist for only 30M? It’s absolutely unbelievable!!!

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  • Tramp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #23

    I realy hate to be that guy, but does anybody have a skysports news link?

    I want to see the back end of Moussa Shitoko live as it happens.

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  • firebug666

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #24
  • Rafa Revolution

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Tramp it’s live on facebook apparently

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  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Will anyone, anyone please swoop in to save Sissoko from a fate worse than death.

    Ah, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Superpards to the rescue…… Hurrah, what a hero.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #27

    excellent hope he stays and ditch him with the juniors for the full season I don’t care about money being lost on him its the fact he has brought all this crap on himself, this player has no loyalty to any club never mind just ours, he has unsettled the club and him and others who have moved on are the reason our club are in the championship so all in all rot away who gives a monkies

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  • Bambams

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Twitter has gone mad with loads of links to Everton…..

    It is Twitter though

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  • Tramp

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Cheers guys!

    Any chance we will see floppy chops, arm out car window?! Oh boy, i hope so!

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  • Rafa Revolution

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #30

    Wonder if Everton will offer us a player in part exchange?

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  • Bambams

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #31

    Everton Blue Army ?@EvertonBlueArmy 9m9 minutes ago
    Moussa Sissoko’s only hope of a move is to Everton. If he doesn’t sign for Everton, he will stay at Newcastle United. (Source: Mirror)

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #32

    Le Grande Whinge! Le Grande Whinge!
    Yes! Yes! Yes!
    Le Grande Whine! Le Grande Whine!
    Mais non non non!

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  • hibbit

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #33

    never ever seen nufc fans so excited about a player leaving
    big disappointment if he doesn’t go for us
    BUT a bigger one for him

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Yes, they’re offering us Paul Cocktoasten in part exchange for Sissy Rafa mate. He playes Left Outside!

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  • Bambams

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Sky Sports interview with Sissoko…

    ” Did i say Arsenal, did i say PSG, nah…I dont think i said Milan or Real Madrid, i am sure i slept in a Neville Southall shirt as i grew up……Once an ehm..Blue. Everton have always been my favourite club “

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Don’t lose heart lads! He’ll stay and play and prove he’s a 10M pound player! Huzzah!!!!

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  • LGFUAD21

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Lets sell him to the Mackems and then laugh when they get relegated and we go up.

    Just out of spite for the way he’s acted.

    I understand all players want to play at the top and I bet very few in this team wouldnt have wanted to leave at least a little (maybe except the Geordie Lads and Lacelles who see real opportunity here and hadnt played much in the Prem anyway).

    BUT

    If you are gonna leave, do it like Gini and Janmaat, with dignity and respect.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #38

    I’m thinking 4 goals and 3 assists for us if Sissy can manage to play at least 35 games lads. That’s the kind of player we’re talking aboot here. Oh, he’ll definitely rush up and down the pitch hundreds of times as well have no fear……

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  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Tramp

    Don’t write Rednapp off yet, he’s still got time to nip in and sign Sissoko at the last minute. He’s good at that.

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  • BandB

    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #40

    “Them up the street got eight for theirs an’ it never even had a spoiler!!!
    “It can rot on the drive for aar’ll aah care. I’d rather get the bus, me!”

    Is everyone forgetting that we held out for £20m for Tiote and now we can’t GIVE him away.

    His pet lip if he doesn’t go will be visible from space

    Anyway, there’s time to nip out for a crate….it’s going to be a long night.

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