The future of Newcastle midfielder, Moussa Sissoko at the relegation-threatened club continues to come under speculations as he has demanded for a pay rise. Left with 3 and half seasons to go after putting pen to paper for a 6 and half-year deal following his arrival from Toulouse in 2013, the France international has demanded for £100,000 in weekly wages if he is to remain at the at St James’ Park. Recently named by Didier Deschamps for the squad to face England during the international friendly later this month, Sissoko has been one of the most reliable players for the Magpies.
With reports that PSG and Arsenal are interested in the services of the player, a move away might be in the offing for the midfielder who has expressed his desires to play in the Champions League. Chelsea who are currently in need of new players for the mid season transfer widow have also been linked with the player, and with Mikel likely to leave the Stamford Bridge, the Frenchman will come as a worthy replacement and added strength to the Blues’ midfield. A needed player for the struggling Steve McClaren-side, Newcastle will be hoping to hold on to him, but they will have to match his pay with that of other top EPL midfielders if they are to keep him.
The team recently moved a spot above the relegation zone following their victory over newly-promoted Bournemouth on Saturday thanks to an Ayoze Perez sole strike. Their failure to meet their midfielder’s demands might see them lose him to a side able to meet it, with Chelsea definitely in a prime position for such.