Reports have emerged claiming that Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew does fear losing Moussa Sissoko in the January market.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is another apparently keeping tabs on his compatriot and Pardew is bracing himself for a January approach.
“We have not had contact from anybody else or heard from anybody else, but I take the point (he could be a target for others),” said Pardew, who has previously seen France internationals Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy use Newcastle as a stepping stone to glamorous moves.
“He is playing for a club where big clubs have come before and taken players away. I understand that so therefore, I guess, he is a player they will be looking at.
“That’s all I can say because he has been terrific for us.”