Casanova fears Sissoko exit

Toulouse coach Alain Casanova is frustrated by the prospect of

losing Moussa Sissoko on a free transfer this summer.

The midfielder, 23, has spent his entire career with the Tefece

but is out of contract at the end of this season.

Talks over a new deal this season and last have failed to

produce an agreement and Casanova has called for a change in the


“Le club have made him offers and, if he does not accept them,

we cannot do anything,” he said.

“President (Olivier) Sadran has done all he could to keep him,

for 18 months now. I find it strange that players developed by a

club can, of their own volition, leave for nothing.

“There needs to be a regulation which instigates a minimum

payment to a player’s formative club if he leaves.”

Sissoko, who has been with Toulouse since 2005, is a reported

target for Premier League outfits Newcastle and Sunderland, as well

as Ligue 1 title chasers Marseille and ambitious Ligue 2 side