Newcastle trigger £4.5m Mo Diame release clause '“ as Moussa Sissoko nears exit

Newcastle United have triggered Mohamed Diame's release clause at Hull City.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 1st August 2016, 11:52 am
Updated Monday, 1st August 2016, 12:59 pm
Mohamed Diame
Mohamed Diame

The club is hopeful of signing the midfielder in the next 48 hours.

Sky Sports report that United today triggered the 29-year-old's £4.5million release clause.

Diame has a year left on his contract at the KCOM Stadium and is understood to be interested in a move to Newcastle.

The Senegal international is wanted as a replacement for Moussa Sissoko, who is set to leave St James's Park.

Sissoko, rated in the £35million-bracket, is wanted by Real Madrid.

And reports in Spain today claimed the club had opened formal talks with Newcastle over Sissoko, who was due back on Tyneside today.