MOUSSA Sissoko has revealed he wants to leave Newcastle United for a “big club” – just days after claiming commitment to Newcastle.
Sissoko, in an interview with French TV show Telefoot, also suggested he was keen on a move to Arsenal.
The 25-year-old midfielder has arguably been Newcastle’s best player so far this season.
He said: “My dream is to go to a big club. Arsenal has always been the club of my heart.
“The transfer window is open – I know that I could leave at any moment – but I am not thinking about it.
“If something is supposed to happen it will happen and if it doesn’t, then it doesn’t. I will continue to work hard. I don’t know when.”
Asked if he wanted to stay in England, Sissoko added: “Yes.
“If he calls (Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger), I will have a man to man discussion with him, and then we will see what happens.”
Earlier this week, Sissoko took to Twitter after Paris Saint-Germain were linked with a move for him.
He tweeted: “I’m a professional player and I stay focused on my team NUFC #DontListenToRumours.”
Meanwhile, Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse has been linked with a move to Swansea City.
Cisse, preparing for the African Cup of Nations with his Senegal team-mates, is seen at the Liberty Stadium as a possible replacement for Manchester City-bound Wilfried Bony.
The striker said: “I have one and a half years left on my contract.
“Today I focus on the African Cup of Nations, then we will see how things will evolve and my future with Newcastle. We talk about a lot of clubs, Swansea and others.”