Arsenal transfers: Moussa Sissoko plans Newcastle stay

Moussa Sissoko is happy to stay at Newcastle

Moussa Sissoko has declared that he is happy to stay at Newcastle United despite reported interest from Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is being linked with a host of defensive midfielders, including Juventus star Paul Pogba and Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira.

Sissoko, 25, has impressed for the Magpies despite a turbulent season for the club so far, scoring two goals and making one assist in 19 appearances.

But the Newcastle midfielder Sissoko is planning to stay at St James’ Park despite Alan Pardew’s switch to Crystal Palace last month.

“I am focused on Newcastle. I have a four-and-a-half year contract so in my head I still tell myself I am still here for four years and a half. They appreciate me here and everything is good,” Sissoko is quoted as saying by Sportsmole.

“I am not saying that I absolutely want to go or not. If it happens, it happens. I am at Newcastle and I will continue to work until one day I have the chance to play at a very big club.

“Nobody has called me. My agent and I have not spoken to anyone.

“PSG is one of the best clubs in Europe. If I’m lucky they are interested with me. These are difficult things to refuse. I cannot say yes or no but it is an interest I would take into consideration.”

Earlier this month, Sissoko spoke of his desire to join Arsenal amid reports linking the Gunners with a move for the midfielder.

Sissoko, who has scored one goal in 27 appearances for les Bleus, joined Newcastle from Toulouse in a £1.7m deal in 2013.

The Magpies star has scored eight goals in 60 Premier League appearances following his switch to the north east club in 2013.

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