Liverpool plan second raid on Newcastle, but face competition

Date published: Tuesday 26th July 2016 10:13

Moussa Sissoko: Two bids made for Frenchman

Liverpool have made a proposal to sign Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle, yet Jurgen Klopp will have to fight his former club Borussia Dortmund for his signature.

The 26-year-old, who admitted he is looking to leave Tyneside following his “10 out of 10” performance for France at Euro 2016, has been valued at £35m, but according to Le 10 Sport the Magpies have yet to receive a bid of this kind.

Sissoko currently has two contract proposals to consider, with Klopp’s ex-club Borussia Dortmund also keen on landing the former Toulouse midfielder. However, the Reds appear to be in pole position as Sissoko is thought to be favouring the prospect of staying in England rather than a move abroad.

Liverpool also have the resources to meet Newcastle’s demands. Following Joe Allen’s £13m switch to Stoke and Christian Benteke’s imminent departure, the Reds are set to recoup £100m from player sales alone.

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