Moussa Sissoko
Moussa Sissoko helped keep Newcastle in the Premier League but his days at St James' Park could be numberedGetty Images

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has claimed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is tracking his progress. Having also previously been keen on a move to Arsenal, he has reiterated his desire to play for a Champions League team.

Sissoko scored against West Ham United on the final day of the season to keep the Toon Army in the Premier League and has been heavily linked with a move away from St James' Park.

Arsenal were reportedly interested in signing the France international during the January transfer window, but then Newcastle boss John Carver said it would take a "ridiculous" offer to sign him. It is now believed Chelsea are after Sissoko.

"Is [Mourinho] following my progress? According to what I am hearing, yes," Sissoko told RMC. "For the moment, I am still at Newcastle and I feel good over there. There is no problem.

"Champions League football? All players dream of playing in this competition. I hope to participate in it one day. I am patient. I am waiting for my time."

The 25 year old has been an influential figure at Newcastle since moving to the club in 2013 but following immediate success in the north east the ex-Toulouse midfielder has continually flirted with the idea of moving to a Champions League side.

Speaking in February, Sissoko claimed Arsenal were his "dream" club and that he modelled his game on Patrick Vieira. However, amid Newcastle's troubles this season, that interest has not been followed up by a concrete bid.

"Arsenal made me dream when I was a youngster," he said earlier in 2015. "Patrick Vieira was my idol. I saw myself in him,"

Meanwhile, Chelsea began their summer transfer activity with the addition of Brazilian midfielder Nathan. The Brazil Under-20 international is set to complete his move to the Premier League champions after the window officially opens on 1 July.

After cruising to the title, Mourinho is expected to merely tinker with his Chelsea squad ahead of the new season. The Portuguese boss admitted he did not expect many players to join or leave Stamford Bridge during the summer.