By Amir Mir
Manchester United will make a move for Liverpool transfer target Moussa Sissoko if a deal for Paul Pogba falls through, according to a report.
French outlet Le 10 Sport claim that United manager Jose Mourniho is ready to swoop for the France international if they are unable to sign Pogba.
Sissoko said in June to French website Foot Mercato that he wants to quit Newcastle this season even though he is contracted to the club until 2019.
The attacking midfielder produced an impressive display for France in their defeat to Portugal in the final of Euro 2016 and Newcastle subsequently increased their valuation of the 26-year-old.
Sky Sports claim the north-east giants will not let Sissoko leave for less than £35million this summer.
He joined Newcastle from Toulouse in 2013 and his since made 132 appearances for the club, scoring 12 times.
The Magpies have already sold winger Andros Townsend to Premier League club Crystal Palace for a fee of £12.8 million, despite the former Tottenham man only joining the club in January.
But manager Rafa Bentiez has claimed he does not need to cash in on the club’s other prize assets as he prepares to gain instant promotion from the Championship this season.
As reported by Football Insider, Arsenal defender Isaac Hayden became the clubs fifth signing of the summer after a £2.5 million fee was agreed for the youngster.
The north east club have also snapped up winger Matt Ritchie from Bournemouth, Belgian goalkeeper Mat Sels, striker Dwight Gayle and Atletico Madrid left-back Jesus Gamez.
In other Liverpool news, Newcastle manager Rafa Bentiez is in line to make a shock move for a former England striker.