The 25-year-old Frenchman has been arguably the Magpies best performing player this season, bringing a drive and power to a midfield decimated by injury.
However, his performances for Alan Pardew’s side have brought an increased interest in the purchase of his services, with Arsenal said to be the most likely party to sign him. With Arsene Wenger still looking to address the obvious deficiencies in the midfield position - with Sissoko’s physical qualities seemingly the obvious fix - the Gunners are preparing to offer the Tyneside club £15 million to bring the 27-capped French international to the Emirates Stadium.
Further to this story, Sissoko himself admitted that the Gunners are a club he would wish to play for in the future, telling L’Equipe that he was an Arsenal fan as a child, having idolised club legend Patrick Viera when growing up in Paris.
Continuing his statement, the 25-year-old fuelled the rumours by failing to deny that a move could happen in January, saying “If something is to happen, it'll happen.”
However, Sissoko has gone back on his word whilst speaking with the Chronicle today, confirming to reporters that he would be remaining with the Toon, until at least the end of the season.
“There haven’t been any offers,” the midfielder said. “So I’ll be at Newcastle until the end of the season. After that, we’ll see.”
He continued to address a potential move away from St James' Park in the future, and it appears as if the only reason he would remain on Tyneside was if Newcastle secured Champions League football next season, and could win a trophy during his spell with Alan Pardew’s men.