Moussa Sissoko's France heroics follow fitful Newcastle campaign

Moussa Sissoko, left, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud
Moussa Sissoko, left, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud

Moussa Sissoko has put himself in biggest shop window of the summer – ahead of what he hopes will be a summer sale.

Sissoko was in the France side which beat Germany 2-0 in Marseilles last night to reach Sunday's Euro 2016 final.

And the 26-year-old – who ended last season as captain – is now preparing for the showpiece against Portugal.

The midfielder has refused to talk about his United future during the tournament, but the 26-year-old is understood to be keen on a move away from the relegated club.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez wants Sissoko to stay on Tyneside, and it would take a bid of around more than £20million to persuade the club to sell a player whose commitment has long been questioned by fans.

“I understand they (Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum) need some time to analyse the situation and understand where they are, but they need to take their responsibility too and try to do their best to change the situation," said Benitez.

“In this case it would be to do well, get us promoted back to the Premier League and everyone will be happy.”

However, the odds are on Sissoko leaving the club – for the right price.

For the moment, Sissoko is focused on his country – and not the club he has served for the past three and a half years.

"We are delighted to make it into the final," said Sissoko, who struggled for form all last season.

"It's huge and incredible for me too. At club level, I've not had the chance to play top matches. Now I hope we can complete the job on Sunday.

"It will be a tough fixture against a good Portugal side, but hopefully we can incorporate all the ingredients we showed (against Germany)."

A clutch of clubs, including Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, have been linked with moves for Sissoko, who has previously spoken of his admiration for Arsenal.