Newcastle United transfer news: Arsenal told Sissoko fee; Burnley target forgotten ex-Toon starlet; Spain scouted

The fall-out from Moussa Sissoko's bombshell continues to reverberate around Tyneside today '“ with the midfielder hopeful of a move to Arsenal.

Wednesday, 8th June 2016, 11:27 am
Updated Thursday, 9th June 2016, 10:43 am
Adam Armstrong

Sissoko revealed yesterday that he wants to quit Newcastle after their relegation to the Championship.

He is keen on a move to Arsenal, but the Gazette understands the Magpies will demand a fee of £20million for the French international.

Read the full story here.

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Elsewhere, Newcastle youngster Adam Armstrong is wanted by Coventry City on another loan.

Armstrong impressed at the League One side last season, scoring 20 goals, and Coventry City technical director Mark Venus would like to see him back at the Sky Blues.

Venus said: “I think if Adam Armstrong was going out on loan again next year we would be stupid not to want him back – we’d welcome him back with open arms.

“Everyone has a different opinion on what’s best for his development. I think it was a hard season for Adam, physically, last season that took a lot out of him. With his international trips as well it was a physical learning curve for him and I think the Championship is another step up, physically, for a footballer.

“So I think that a progression might be if he comes back to League One and does even better than he did last year, and then he’ll only be 20 if Newcastle get promoted and then he could go into the Championship with two years of first team football under his belt.”

Meanwhile, Newcastle fans may remember a former Academy product, Tamas Kadar, who is currently plying his trade with Polish oufit Lech Poznan.

Now 26, the Hungarian defender is interesting Premier League new boys Burnley.

And on the subject of Newcastle’s academy, here’s a piece on how head of recruitment Steve Nickson could have an important role to play if the Magpies step up their scouting presence in Spain.