Cash-rich London club eye up move for Newcastle 26-year-old - report
By Dominic Toner
Crystal Palace are set to target Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko after selling Yannick Bolasie to Everton, according to a report.
The Guardian claim that Palace will use the proceeds of the money from Bolasie to launch a bid for Newcastle star Sissoko.
The report details that manager Alan Pardew is keen on a reunion with the Frenchman, who was a regular starter for him during his spell as Newcastle manager.
Palace have already added winger Andros Townsend to their ranks this summer but there is an attacking void following the absence of Bolasie.
However, the sale of the 27-year-old has freed up cash for Palace, who are set to bank £25million rising to a potential £30million from the sale of the winger.
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Newcastle set a huge £35million price tag on Sissoko in the wake of his display in the Euro 2016 final and he has been targeted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
The attacking midfielder is contracted with the Toon giants until June 2019, but has made it clear he prefers an immediate move back to top flight football rather than fighting for promotion in the Championship.
The France international was the outstanding player for his team in the latter stages of Euro 2016, in which they lost 1-0 to Portugal in the final.
Sissoko has returned to training following his extended break after his involvement at the Euros but Rafa Benitez has yet to use him in either of their Championship defeats.
In the latest Newcastle transfer news, their target has made his mind up about a big-money move.