Crystal Palace’s hopes of landing Moussa Sissoko have been hit by the news Arsenal are said to be leading the race for his signature.
The French international is keen to leave Newcastle this summer following their relegation to the Championship and this week the Eagles were linked with a surprise move.
The Magpies are believed to want £35million for the player, but reports claim that has not scared off Palace, who are monitoring the player’s situation at St James’ Park.
However news of Arsenal’s interest looks sure to have an impact on Palace’s chances of striking a deal.
The Gunners have been linked before but reports now claim a bid could go in for Sissoko, who has said in the past it is his dream to follow in the footsteps of his idols and play for Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger has missed out on a number of midfield targets already this summer, including N’Golo Kante, who joined Chelsea, and could now turn his attention to Sissoko.
Palace could try an nip in first, but Sissoko is sure to hold out for a move to Arsenal if there is any chance of them making a bid.