Report: West Brom will try to tempt Moussa Sissoko, Newcastle want £14 million

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

West Bromwich Albion are keen on trying to entice the French midfielder to the Hawthorns.

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

Moussa Sissoko clearly has designs on a move away from Newcastle United judging from his recent comments, and the Birmingham Mail reports that West Bromwich Albion are hoping to take advantage of his desire to remain in the Premier League this summer.

Sissoko has been heavily linked with a move away from St. James' Park following the Magpies relegation, and is said to be keen on staying in the English top flight.

He publicly expressed his desire to leave the club earlier this month and spoke highly of Arsenal in what appeared to be a thinly-veiled plea to the Gunners to come in with a bid for him.

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

However, with no offer from the Gunners forthcoming, the Birmingham Mail reports that Tony Pulis is considering an approach for the French international, hoping to play on Sissoko's desperation to leave.

The 26-year-old has plenty to offer Albion despite his patchy form this season, and put himself firmly in the shop window with some improved performances in the final weeks of the campaign.

Aston Villa's Alan Hutton in action with Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko

Sissoko said earlier this week that he will only start to make a decision on his future after his involvement at Euro 2016, and West Brom are likely to be monitoring his situation closely with the midfielder unlikely to be short on offers at home and abroad.

However, Newcastle released a statement after the publication of the player's comments which reiterated that they will not be pushed into selling any single star.

The Magpies hold most of the cards, and talkSPORT suggests that they would be unwilling to part with the player for any less than £14 million, something which could also prove an obstacle for Albion, whose current record stands at the £12 million spent on Salomon Rondon.

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

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