The Magpies are hopeful of clinching an agreement for the 23-year-old Frenchman after already signing compatriots Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Yoan Gouffran this month.
However, it remains to be seen whether Sissoko would arrive on Tyneside before the end of the winter transfer, or sign a pre-contract agreement which would see him join formally during the summer.
Newcastle have received encouragement from the player, who has indicated his interest in heading for St James' Park.
Sissoko told L'Equipe: "This is a club that attracts me. I have confidence in his group [of players] over what they did last season.
"In addition, the leaders have invested a lot in quality French players. They will rise in the second half of the season.
"All these French [players], it is reassuring. I know them well and it will facilitate my integration "
Source: Newcastle United Mad