Arsenal & Liverpool told to cough up outrageous £35m for Championship star

According to reports from The Chronicle, Newcastle United have slapped Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Moussa Sissoko with a staggering £35million price-tag.

The 26-year-old was one of the Magpies’ better performers last season, claiming seven assists in 37 Premier League appearances, but couldn’t prevent their relegation to English football’s second tier.

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And the France international was arguably the Man of the Match in last night’s Euro 2016 final despite his side losing to Portugal, finishing up with the most successful dribbles of any player involved  – an impressive seven.

A number of clubs have been linked with the 26-year-old in regards to the summer window, most particularly Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

But according to The Chronicle, the Magpies want to hold onto Sissoko and have resultantly slapped him with a staggering £35million price-tag.

That would not only constitute a record fee received for the Championship but also match the club-record fee Newcastle received for Andy Carroll back in January 2011.