The Congo winger officially completed a move to Goodison Park earlier today, setting back Ronald Koeman’s side a whopping £25million.
And The Guardian claims Alan Pardew plans on using that money to fund a reunion with Sissoko, who he brought to St. James’ Park in January 2013 whilst serving as Magpies manager.
The France international’s laboured style came under criticism last season but a dominant performance in the Euro 2016 final has seen him linked with a number of clubs this summer.
However, manager Rafa Benitez has warned that Newcastle won’t entertain bids if they’re made too late in the transfer window and that the club are under no pressure to sell.
Likewise, the Championship outfit are believed to value the 26-year-old at a staggering £35million.