According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur have submitted a bid to sign Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko – but they value him at half of the £35m asking price.
Spurs are expected to be busy on deadline day, with L’Equipe reporting that Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is set to end his lengthy transfer saga by finally signing for the club, whilst The Telegraph claim that Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez is also poised to complete his move to White Hart Lane.
With a Champions League campaign on the horizon, manager Mauricio Pochettino may yet fancy more additions – and a move for Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko is now in the pipeline.
The Mirror report that Tottenham are keen to land Sissoko, and have already submitted a bid for the player – but with Newcastle valuing him at £35m, Tottenham are believed to value Sissoko at half of that, suggesting their offer was £17.5m.
Sissoko, 27, has been a model of inconsistency at Newcastle since signing from Toulouse in January 2013, and he was heavily criticised for his poor performances last season as the Magpies were relegated to the Championship.
However, the powerful, pacy midfielder made a huge impression for France at Euro 2016, and his starring role in the final against Portugal turned heads, with many Newcastle fans left wondering whether he was the same player who had frustrated them for over three years.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino may feel like he can get the best out of Sissoko, as he has with Moussa Dembele – a player who was also seen as wildly inconsistent before working with Pochettino.
So far this season, it’s been clear that Tottenham lack the power and drive that Dembele gives them in midfield, and Sissoko would certainly bring many of the same attributes, but the report states that Sissoko is likely to stay at St. James’ Park beyond deadline day despite Tottenham’s bid, as it doesn’t match their huge asking price.