Moussa Sissoko insists he has no intention of leaving Newcastle United this month with the 2016 European Championships just around the corner.
The 26-year-old has been at St James’ Park since 2013 and the attacking midfielder has been one of the stand-out performers for the Magpies over the last two seasons.
He has made 102 Premier League appearances for the North East outfit and his performances were crucial in helping the club stave off relegation in the previous campaign.
However, another battle at the bottom this term has raised concerns about his future and there are reportedly a number of teams showing a keen interest.
Sissoko is not interested in moving away in the current window, largely because of the European Championships taking place in a matter of months.
The France international will need guaranteed regular first-team football to secure his spot in the final squad and he admits this is what he is getting at Newcastle.
Speaking in an interview with French TV show Telefoot, Sissoko said:
“I am not thinking about leaving Newcastle. They will not let me go.
And then I ask myself the question about the timing, just a few months ahead of the Euros. Certainly, our results have been bad but I get to play every weekend and to perform well.”
Newcastle are currently 18th in the Premier League and the 2-1 loss to Watford on Saturday at Vicarage Road has dented their hopes of survival.
Steve McClaren’s men return to action on February 3 at Everton and the visitors are on offer at 5.25 to pick up all three points, a draw is priced at 3.80 while the Toffees are the 1.62 favourites.