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Napoli target Sissoko will not leave Newcastle in January

Moussa Sissoko has made it clear that he will not look to exit Newcastle United this month.

The French midfielder is a target for Italian club Napoli and although he has seen the arrival of Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet as direct competition in recent weeks, he is determined to stay and fight for his spot in the Magpies line-up ahead of the summer's European Championships in his home country of France.

"I do not think I will leave Newcastle. The club will not want to let me go. And then the question arises about the timing, a few months before the Euros," midfielder Sissoko told Telefoot.

"I have been called up to the national team despite our results. I get to play every weekend and perform well.

"Like every player I dream of winning titles and matches in the biggest clubs. I will think about my future after the Euros."

Sissoko has started 22 of 23 Premier League games under Steve McClaren indicating he is still very much a required player despite the arrivals of Shelvey and Saivet from Swansea City and Bordeaux respectively.

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