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Italian News- Benitez wants to sign two former Newcastle players, including Moussa Sissoko

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Newcastle are ready to make a sensational move for former star Moussa Sissoko, according to a report.

Italian football news outlet Calcio Mercato claim that the Magpies are “on the trail” of the 27-year-old attacking midfielder.

It is said they are keen to bring him back to St James’ Park in a move that would shake the club to its very foundations, just a year after departing the club.

Sissoko left Tyneside for Premier League side Tottenham in a deadline-day deal worth £30million last summer, following the club’s relegation.

However, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reported by the Mirror as willing to listen to offers for Sissoko, having failed to impress following his big-money move.

With Newcastle having secured promotion from the Championship at the first time of asking, Calcio Mercato claim they could make a surprise move for the France international.

As reported by the Times, Sissoko’s transfer was the prompt of a humorous text circulated around the Newcastle staff following HMRC’s raid on the club.

Football Insider verdict:

Newcastle moving in for former man Moussa Sissoko is one of the most outrageous stories of a summer transfer window which has not even opened yet! While Tottenham seem certain to offload the £30m man this summer, it would be hard to believe that the Magpies would even consider a move. Newcastle fans lambasted the midfielder in his final season for a number of poor performances which saw the side relegated, and were left laughing all the way to the bank when they saw the back of him. Rafael Benitez was happy to let him go, so it would be surprising if the Spanish manager welcomed him back with open arms. Newcastle fans certainly would not. 

The France international was sold to the White Hart Lane side for £30 million in last summer’s transfer deadline day, but the attacking midfielder has struggled for time on the pitch with Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Meanwhile, Tutto Mercato Web state that Santon could also be a target, with the left-back not a regular at Inter Milan.

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