By Coral Barry
Newcastle are determined to hold onto Moussa Sissoko this summer and will not consider any bids lower than £20million for the midfielder, according to a report.
Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have been linked with a move for the midfielder, but there have been no moves as of yet for his services.
The Chronicle claim only an “astronomical” fee of above £20million would prompt the Magpies to consider any transfer.
This would mean a massive profit on a player Newcastle paid just £1.3million for three years ago.
Despite the speculation swirling around Sissoko, Rafael Benitez has told the Newcastle board he does not want to see the midfielder leave the club.
However, the Spaniard remains realistic that if a substantial bid comes in for the 26-year-old then the club will consider it.
Sissoko still has three years to run on his current contract and the club is under no financial pressure to cash in on his rising stock.
The midfielder has been in Euro 2016 with France and played 90 minutes in the 5-2 demolition of Iceland in the quarter-finals.
However, at club level it has been not been as impressive with just one goal in 37 games although most of those have come at the right wing.
In other Newcastle news, another Magpies player has been put up for sale by the club.