Inter weigh up move for unsettled Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko

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Frank de Boer has confirmed Inter Milan's interest in Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko.

Sissoko – who is out of this afternoon's game against Bristol City at Ashton Gate with an ankle problem – is desperate to leave the club in the wake of relegation.

But Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez wants to keep the 27-year-old at St James's Park.

United are yet to receive a firm bid for the £35million-rated France international, who starred at Euro 2016.

However, Inter manager de Boer is considering a move for him and Sporting Lisbon's Joao Mario.

"We need a strong team, and perhaps it's true that our midfield is not complete yet at the moment," said de Boer.

"We will have to keep a close eye on what happens on the transfer market. Joao Mario and Sissoko are interesting players."