Earlier this summer, Liverpool were understood to be keen on Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko, but the Magpies have dropped a major indication that they will not be letting any of their stars leave the club.
As reported by talkSPORT, Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has outlined the club’s desire to keep hold of their big-name players.
“I hope not – we have no intention of,” began the former England coach, when asked about the possibility of high-profile names leaving the club.
“There’s a great determination from the club, to reiterate from two weeks ago, that we don’t need to sell, we don’t have to sell, we don’t want to sell. We don’t want to loose any of our best players.
“We want to bring players in – we have done that with [Florian] Thauvin. At this present moment, we are happy.”
Reports in Spain, via the Metro, had previously reported that Liverpool were ‘pushing the boat out’ to bring the £17 million midfielder to Anfield.
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The Reds—as well as would-be transfer rivals Chelsea—now look set to be disappointed, with McClaren giving a firm indication that Sissoko will not be leaving.
The other players who look set to remain at the club are the likes of Papiss Cisse, Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul, although the Magpies, who have invested heavily this summer, would likely still let fringe players leave the club should acceptable offers come in.