Arsenal favourites to sign Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko

Juventus are second favourites along with Liverpool.

France's Moussa Sissoko in action with Switzerland's Admir MehmediFrance's Moussa Sissoko in action with Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi

Arsenal and Liverpool are the two Premier League clubs listed as bookies favourites to sign Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

Sissoko is expected to leave Newcastle after their relegation, and his starring role for France at Euro 2016, including an outstanding display in the final.

SkyBet list Arsenal as 2/1 favourites to sign the midfielder, while Liverpool lag behind at 8/1 along with Italian champions Juventus.

PSG figure at 10/1, while Manchester United and Everton are both 12/1, and Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur as 14/1.

France's Moussa Sissoko shoots at goalFrance's Moussa Sissoko shoots at goal

Yet while Arsenal are seen as front runners, don't expect a deal to be concluded just yet.

The Shields Gazette report Newcastle are demanding £35 million from any club who want to sign the Frenchman, keen to maximise his transfer value.

Clubs, especially Liverpool, need only look at the last time this happened with Andy Carroll, to learn that buying a player at the peak of his market value is not smart economics.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will understand this, and will be unlikely to sanction a move for a player at such a price, in a position where he has so many options already, including the addition of Granit Xhaka this summer.

Perhaps PSG are the club with the most financial muscle to buy Sissoko, but they have no real need unless they sell his international colleague Blaise Matuidi.

Newcastle should not expect to be 'stuck with him', but if they do not lower their asking price then they might just be.

Portugal's Adrien Silva in action with France's Moussa SissokoPortugal's Adrien Silva in action with France's Moussa Sissoko

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