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Juventus midfielder Sissoko welcomes Real Madrid rumours

Juventus midfielder Momo Sissoko has welcomed rumours linking him with Real Madrid.

The former Liverpool man has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu as coach Jose Mourinho seeks a midfield enforcer, with Lassana Diarra having been tipped to leave the Spanish capital.

"All I know about it is from the press. It makes me happy that a club like Real Madrid want me," Sissoko told Marca.

"It's fantastic, but I still have two years on my contract at Juventus - a club I have great respect for. I'm flattered by the interest from Madrid, but I'm a Juventus player."

Sissoko played with Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso at Liverpool and has fond memories of partnering the Spain star during his Anfield days.

"It was a special time," he said.

"Playing with Xabi is simple because he's a great player. I played really well alongside him and we had a good relationship in the dressing room - he's a great person."

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