Two Real Madrid youngsters could be heading on loan to Newcastle.
Marcos Llorente in action against AC Milan
The Magpies have been expecting to lose midfielder Sissoko throughout the summer, and were boosted when the Frenchman enjoyed a superb campaign at Euro 2016, bumping up his value and expanding the race for his signature.
Moussa Sissoko celebrates scoring for Newcastle United
Despite blowing hot and cold for Newcastle last season, Sissoko appears to be a major target for Real Madrid, who are looking for alternatives to Sissoko's international team-mate Paul Pogba.
The Guardian report that the Spanish giants are expected to make a formal bid for Sissoko imminently, and their offer may include two young players on loan.
The report claims that, with Newcastle demanding £35m for Sissoko, Real are hoping to bring the price down by offering up two of the club's young prospects on season-long loan deals.
Midfielder Marcos Llorente, 21, and 23-year-old striker Mariano Diaz are the players in question, with Llorente having two first-team appearances to his name, and Diaz having scored 30 goals in the last two seasons for Real Madrid's B team.
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez
Both players appear to have potential, but unless there are permanent options included, Newcastle don't stand to gain much from taken the duo on loan in a deal for Sissoko.
In fact, with Benitez and Newcastle being so impressive in landing their top targets this summer, the Magpies may not want to bring in anybody that isn't on their shortlist, and could hold out for cash only for Sissoko.
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