By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham have reignited their interest for Newcastle attacking midfielder Moussa Sissoko, according to a reliable journalist.
BBC Sport senior correspondent Ian Dennis has claimed on his personal Twitter account that Spurs are currently ahead of Everton in the race for the France international and that the London side are confident a deal can be done.
Sissoko, 27, has been eager to leave St James’ Park this summer following the club’s relegation to the Championship and it is now looking increasingly likely that he’ll return to the Premier League before Wednesday’s 11pm deadline.
Only report what I'm told – Spurs ahead of Everton for Moussa Sissoko and confident a deal can be done for the #NUFC midfielder
— Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) August 31, 2016
Sissoko played a key role in getting France to the Euro 2016 final during this summer’s Championships, but he has so far not made an appearance for Rafa Benitez’s side in the new campaign.
The 44-time capped international has been linked with a number of leading European clubs this summer, but they have so far been unwilling to meet Newcastle’s £35million valuation of the player.
Much like their manager, Sissoko would stand out in the Championship if he does stay at the north east club and given that he still has three years left on his contract, Newcastle aren’t under any pressure to sell.
Mauricio Pochettino has already announced the signing of one French attacking midfielder on Wednesday in Georges-Kevin N’Koudou from Marseille, but the Argentine boss could be looking to bring another attacking player in to add depth to his squad.
Everton will also be keen to add another attack minded player to their squad, as Ronald Koeman looks to strengthen a squad boosted by only four senior arrivals to date this summer
However, with Tottenham now reportedly in the lead and with the offer of Champions League football it is looking likely that Koeman is set to miss out on another target this window.
In other Tottenham transfer news, duo Luke McGee and Nathan Oduwa have joined League One side Peterborough on loan until January.