By North-east correspondent Harry Sykes
Moussa Sissoko has no intention of staying at Newcastle following their relegation from the Premier League, according to a report.
The France international has been a mainstay of the team since arriving at St James’ Park from Toulouse in January 2013.
French publication L’Equipe claim Sissoko will push for a move away from Newcastle this summer as he does not want to play in the Championship next season.
Sissoko has refused to commit to Newcastle following their relegation and Premier League interest in the powerhouse midfielder is apparently growing.
The attacking midfielder was a mainstay of the team this season and was named captain by Rafael Benitez for the final matches of the campaign.
It is a poor return for a player with 35 caps for France and Sissoko’s form is said to be a growing concern for the club.
Newcastle are ready to listen to offers for the £55,000-a-week international, who has three years remaining on his contract and will be regarded as one of the club’s major assets in the transfer market.
The futures of a considerable number of players in Rafael Benitez’s team are under threat, with a major turnover of personnel expected this summer.
In other Newcastle news, the club have lost patience with a 30-year-old defender and will also look to offload him.