Relegated to the Championship with Newcastle, Moussa Sissoko has made it rather clear he does not want to continue with the Magpies next season, preferring to find a club that plays in the top flight.

His manager, on the other hand, sees things in a different light and would prefer it if one of his best players stayed at the club to help them go straight back up to the Premier League.

The problem for Rafa Benitez is, as rich as Newcastle are for a second-tier division club, they also have their limits, meaning that if the right offer were to come along, they will probably have to accept it.

According to L’Equipe on Tuesday, many clubs are interested in the French international, including Liverpool and Chelsea, but only one has made a bid so far, and that is Hamburg in Germany.

The French newspaper reports the Bundesliga club have made a €12m (£9.5m) offer for the versatile midfielder, but that won’t be enough to convince Newcastle, with L’Equipe stating that if the offer were to surpass the €15m margin (£12m), then Mike Ashley would seriously consider it.

Both Liverpool and Chelsea are yet to make a bid for Sissoko, and considering the player is currently with France at the Euros, they might wait a little bit longer before making a move with plenty of time left in the transfer market.

If we were to hazard a guess, we’d say a move to either Liverpool or Chelsea would be of preference to the Newcastle man, but the challenge of the Bundesliga, especially if he can team up with one of his best friends from his Toulouse days (Cheik Mbengue) over there, might be appealing enough.

That’s if the right offer comes in.