The Newcastle United midfielder is in high demand this summer.
France's Moussa Sissoko and referee Mark Clattenburg
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.
Liverpool 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.
Aston 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 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.