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Madrid want Sissoko.

Real Madrid to bid for Moussa Sissoko if Paul Pogba joins Manchester United

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With both Manchester United and Real Madrid in the race to sign Paul Pogba, there was only going to be one winner.

And, after months of speculation, it seems as though it’s Jose Mourinho’s side that have finally secured the services of the Frenchman in a deal believed to be worth £93 million.

Throughout the summer, Madrid were often linked with a move for the 23-year-old but, in the end, it’s believed they didn’t want to smash the world transfer record in order to sign the midfielder.

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So, after missing out on Pogba, who are Zinedine Zidane’s side targeting now? Well, according to the Telegraph, they are set to make a bid for another French midfielder as an alternative.

That’s because they’re claiming that, as soon as the Red Devils announce the signing of Pogba, Madrid will make an official bid for Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko.

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While Sissoko may not command anywhere near the massive fee that Pogba would, you could argue that the Newcastle player had a more successful Euro 2016 campaign as France lost to Portugal in the final.

The report states that the European Champions are hoping to secure a deal with the 26-year-old for around £30m with the Magpies preparing themselves for an offer from the Spanish giants.

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Sissoko was part of the Newcastle side that was relegated from the Premier League last season, but it appears that Los Blancos have overlooked his inconstant displays during the previous 12 months. Instead, they were apparently impressed with his performances over the summer and are now ready to firm up their interest.

And, with Sissoko making a good account of himself at the Euros - especially in the final - it has seen Newcastle bump up his valuation from £22m to £30m.

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The Telegraph goes on to claim that they have been told that Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is convinced that the interest from his former club is genuine and would be more than willing to allow Sissoko to swap St. James’ Park for the Bernabeu if they can meet their asking price.

If Madrid do sign Sissoko, it would mean Newcastle have recouped around £68m for him, Andros Townsend and Georgino Wijnaldum. Not bad business for a Championship club.

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