The midfielder powerhouse has made no secret of his desire to return to the Premier League following the Magpies’ relegation last season – a campaign that saw him bag seven assists in 38 appearances.
Indeed, the 26-year-old recently told France Football; “My priority is to stay in England even if I’m not against going to search for a new challenge elsewhere. I particularly want to play with big players and in top-level matches.”
And the France international is by no means short of suitors following his impressive performances at Euro 2016, namely a Man of the Match display against Portugal in the tournament’s final.
Indeed, Liverpool and Manchester United have both been linked with the former Toulouse man in recent weeks but the latest reports from The Guardian suggest a straight up battle between Everton and Juventus for his signature.
And it’s further claimed that both clubs are prepared to meet Newcastle’s lofty £35million valuation of Sissoko, which would set a new record of the highest transfer fee ever received by a Championship club.
Former Charlton Athletic man Darren Bent holds the current record from his £16.5million move to Tottenham Hotspur in summer 2007.