Tottenham have joined the list of clubs who are said to be keen on Newcastle’s Euro 2016 star Moussa Sissoko.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking to add a few players of quality this summer and will be hoping the lure of the Champions League will help land Sissoko, who is after a move despite his club being adamant he is not for sale.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has told Sissoko he does not want to lose him as he plots a path back to the Premier League.
The Spaniard is keen to keep the man he appointed captain on board despite the 26-year-old France international’s repeated calls to be allowed to leave the club.
Interest has grown in Sissoko as a result of his performances for his country, which saw Les Bleus miss out on glory after a 1-0 extra-time defeat to Portugal in Sunday night’s Euro 2016 final, prompting Newcastle to attempt to ward off potential suitors with a £35million price tag.
Despite Benitez’s insistence that Sissoko is not for sale, Newcastle have warned anyone interested that they will not get him on the cheap, if at all.
That has not gone down particularly well with the player’s camp, and he reiterated his desire to leave on Tuesday.
Sissoko told L’Equipe: “For me, it changes nothing. The interested clubs will know how to find common ground. I hope that it will be as early as possible.”