Report: Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez to hold talks regarding future of Moussa Sissoko

Tottenham's Mousa Dembele (L) and Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko in action

Rafael Benitez to holds talks with Moussa Sissoko regarding his future.

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko in action with Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen

Rafael Benitez will try to convince Moussa Sissoko to stay put at St. James’ Park, according to reports from the Chronicle.

Rafael Benitez has delivered a huge boost to Newcastle United after signing a new contract and the Spaniard’s decision to stay put at St. James’ Park is expected to convince many of the current crop of players to do the same.

However, some are not too keen on playing in the Championship and it is believed that midfielder Moussa Sissoko is one of the players eyeing an exit from Newcastle this summer, with Arsenal said to be interested in his services.

Tottenham's Mousa Dembele (L) and Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko in action

Sissoko has been dropping hints over the past few seasons that he would like to play in the Champions League and Newcastle would surely find it difficult to stop the French international from leaving, given that they are no longer a Premier League outfit.

While it seems like Newcastle are certain to lose Sissoko, the Chronicle report that Benitez has not given up on his hopes of convincing the 26-year-old to remain at St. James’ Park.

The reports claim that Benitez, who handed Sissoko the captaincy, views the midfielder as an integral part of his plans for next season and will be holding talks soon in order to change the mind of the former Toulouse star.

Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele (L) in action with Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko

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