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Madrid turn attention to Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko

The French international is back in England training with Benítez and the rest of the first team squad.
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Real Madrid have been quiet during the current transfer window but are still on the look-out for a midfield player. Verratti, Matic and Sissoko are the names who have been linked with a a move to the Spanish capital. The Italian player has stated that his wish is to stay put at PSG and the Serbian player is still embroiled in renegotiation talks with Juve.

With their relegation last season Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko would appear to be the leading candidate to secure the move and the French players positive performances at Euro 2016 have aided his international profile.

Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring the second goal for Newcastle United  representative for further details.
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Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring the second goal for Newcastle United representative for further details.Craig BroughREUTERS

Various sources in England are speculating that Real Madrid will launch a formal bid for the player during the course of the present week but want Sissoko to issue a formal transfer request with the Magpies.

Rafa Benítez is well aware that the player is anxious to seek a new home and is not keen on the prospect of Sky BeChampionship football next season. The Spanish coach admitted that bids had arrived at the club but they were "not right". In the meantime Newcastle are making contingency plans covering the position by signing former Rayo Vallecano player Diamé.

Rafa Benitez
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Rafa BenitezCIRO DE LUCAREUTERS
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