Moussa Sissoko hints at Newcastle United stay

The midfielder is keen to play as much as possible to remain in contention for France's Euro 2016 squad.

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has given the biggest hint yet that his future may be at St James Park, according to quotes in L’Equipe.

The France international is one of the club’s top stars and has been a regular performer for them since his move from Toulouse in 2013.

However, Newcastle have often sold their star players for big profit in recent seasons, with Yohan Cabaye’s sale to PSG last season the most notable example. It was feared Sissoko would go the same way, with a number of clubs said to be looking at him.

He is however looking to be part of France’s Euro 2016 squad, and has suggested that could see himself remaining with the Magpies until the end of next season at least.

“The coach Didier Deschamps said the 2015-2016 season will be very important, it will take some playing time, playing regularly [to be selected],” he said.

“Now I have this chance in Newcastle. Now, first I will try to finish well this season with the Blues, then I'll think with my uncle, who is also my agent, and make the right decision after a holiday which I really need.”

While Sissoko has not entirely ruled out a move from Newcastle, he has least suggested he would stay to boost his chances of making France’s squad for next year.

That will come as good news to the Magpies fans, who would be loathe to lose another of their star players, especially considering their near narrow escape from relegation this season.

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