Report: Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund contact Moussa Sissoko ahead of launching bid

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The Newcastle United midfielder is in high demand this summer.

France's Moussa Sissoko and referee Mark ClattenburgFrance's Moussa Sissoko and referee Mark Clattenburg

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have both been in touch with Moussa Sissoko to discuss personal terms ahead of a possible transfer, according to Le10 Sport.

The 26-year old has been linked with a move away from Tyneside all summer and has made it clear that he has no intentions of playing in the Championship next season.

Sissoko gave a recent interview with France Football, in which he stated his desire to play for a team in the Premier League who can offer Champions League football or a 'high-level' club abroad.

Liverpool manager Juergen KloppLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp

That would seemingly damage Liverpool's prospects but they appear undeterred and have sounded out the Frenchman’s personal demands before submitting a formal bid to Newcastle.

Le10 Sport claim that the Magpies are now demanding 40 million euros (£33.5 million) for his sale after initially valuing him at 25 million euros (£21 million).

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

It seems unlikely that any club will meet those lofty demands and so a compromise will need to be made before the close of the window, with Sissoko’s position at the club now seemingly untenable.

The powerful midfielder enjoyed an excellent Euro 2016 campaign that has sent his value skyrocketing after an undistinguished season as part of a relegated Magpies team.

Georginio Wijnaldum scores the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spotGeorginio Wijnaldum scores for Newcastle from the penalty spot

Newcastle have already cashed in on a sought-after player who wanted to leave - in Wijnaldum - and they would be wise to do the same with Sissoko sooner rather than later so the funds can be re-invested in Rafael Benitez's squad.

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