Rafa Benitez on Moussa Sissoko's worth and Newcastle future

Moussa Sissoko
Moussa Sissoko

Rafa Benitez has reiterated his desire to keep Moussa Sissoko at Newcastle United.

Sissoko went public with his determination to leave the relegated club after playing for France in Sunday's Euro 2016 final.

United manager Benitez, however, does not want to lose Sissoko.

And it would take a bid of around £35million to persuade Newcastle to sell the 26-year-old, who has been linked with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.

Speaking from the club's training camp in Ireland, Benitez told nufcTV: "People are talking about this price, this price – we don’t want to sell, so we haven’t put any price. We are happy with him.

"I appreciate him too much to think about that. We know he has done really well and a lot of people will be talking about him, but we’d like to see him here and that’s it."