by Nia Griffiths

On Monday, unlikely claims emerged that Arsenal wanted to fight off Liverpool and Manchester United to sign Moussa Sissoko.

We were linked with the Newcastle player back in January and, if you’d asked me then, I would’ve thought the transfer was quite likely.

The midfielder has spoken of his admiration of Arsenal before, saying, “Arsenal made me dream when I was a youngster. Patrick Vieira was my idol. I saw myself in him.”

Moussa Sissoko
Sissoko for Newcastle (via Google)

However, now I don’t see it happening, especially given the manner in which the rumours have been presented. The front runner to apparently get the 25-year-old’s seems to be Liverpool and Arsenal, along with Manchester United, have been merely named as clubs interested almost as an afterthought.

Sissoko only moved to Newcastle United from Ligue 1 club Toulouse in January 2013 but has featured in a huge 94 matches since then. He’s stated that he’s happy to stay in Tyneside and is not looking for a move saying, “I still have four years on my contract, and I am very happy to be staying here with Newcastle.”

However, I’m sure if the right team came knocking and could offer him Champion’s League football, he could change his mind.

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