26-year-old is expected to leave St.James's Park in coming days.

Newcastle United want £20 million for Arsenal target

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Newcastle United are looking to earn around £20 million from the sale of French midfielder Moussa Sissoko, with Arsenal reportedly interested in signing him.

The Magpies were relegated from the Premier League after spending six seasons in the top tier of English football, and there are fears around St James' Park that several players may look to leave the club in order to avoid Championship football.

According to Daily Telegraph, Sissoko is among the players who are looking to leave the club and has refused to publicly commit to the Toon Army following their relegation.


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However, the club has decided to dig their heels in for the highly-rated midfielder, who has a contract with the club until 2019, and demanded a price in the region of £20m.

A number of Premier League sides, including Arsenal, and West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing the attacking midfielder.

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Sissoko joined Newcastle from Toulouse in 2013 after spending six seasons with Ligue 1 side.

He has represented his current club in 117 league matches, where he's scored just 11 goals.

He was also given the armband by the current boss Rafa Benitez for the last six games of the season, where the Magpies managed to earn 12 points, with three wins and three draws, but it was not enough to keep the club in the Premier League.

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He also represented his national team in 28 matches and has scored one goal.

The strong attacker is not the only one who is expected to leave St James’ Park next term, as Dutch defender Daryl Janmaat, who was one of the star performers at the club in the disappointing season, has also looked set to be on his way out, as Italian giants Juventus raised their interest in the 26-year-old.

Newcastle want £10m for the right-back, whereas the Turin-based club is only willing to give as much as £5m for the Leidschendam born defender.

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