Newcastle have 'no plans' to sell £20m-rated Arsenal target, contract negotiations ongoing

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Newcastle don't intend to sell Moussa Sissoko this month, according to reports.

Whilst the process of replacing manager Alan Pardew is underway for Newcastle, the vultures are already lining up a move to sign their midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

Sissoko, 25, joined the Magpies for just around £2m in January 2013, and his performances this season have attracted plenty of interest.

Two goals and an assist may not look like much from the French international in 18 games, but he's proven to be one of Newcastle's driving forces from midfield.

Sissoko is a strong and athletic midfielder who has played in the centre as well as out wide, and has become a fan's favourite at St. James' Park since his move from Toulouse two years ago.

Recently, reports have speculated that both Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are pushing for a £25m deal to sign Sissoko this month.

PSG were believed to be nearing a deal yesterday, with ex-Newcastle star Yohan Cabaye potentially used as bait to sign him - but now, they've been dealt a blow.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle have 'no plans' to sell Sissoko at all this month, and are even discussing a new contract with Sissoko in a bid to keep him on Tyneside for some time yet.

That's a knock for Arsenal and PSG, but great news for Newcastle fans, who are looking for some stability after Pardew's departure to Crystal Palace.

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