Sissoko recalled to Bein Sport: "At Clairefontaine, I was often with him in the room. I could see he wanted to leave and wanted to surely find another challenge.
"Blaise is a tremendous player who has contributed much to PSG and the France team. I know what it's like when you want to leave a club because I was also in this situation, I wanted to leave.
"It was not yet done, but what he was feeling, I felt the same. We supported each other."