Tottenham have made a cut-price offer for Moussa Sissoko as they look to sign the Newcastle midfielder on deadline day. The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move out of the Championship club but his £35m ($46m) valuation has been a sticking point which has scared off potential suitors.
The Mirror reports that Tottenham have made an offer which is half that of Newcastle's valuation and is likely to be rejected by the Tyneside club, as they look to keep their best players and get back into the Premier League next season. Real Madrid, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Everton are a few high-profile clubs interested in his signature but have not made a move citing Newcastle's asking price for the midfielder.
Sissoko has expressed a desire to leave after starring for France in Euro 2016, something manager Rafa Benitez has to look out for in his bid to build a team in preparation for the season ahead. He is yet to feature for Newcastle in the Championship and is currently on international duty with the national team for qualification to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
"I was waiting for my time and it may be arriving," the midfielder told L'Equipe. "I feel ready to go to one of the big ones.
"It's flattering," he responded when asked about the interest of clubs likes Real and Dortmund. "Who would not be flattered by the interest of one the best clubs in the world, if not the best? Rejecting Real (Madrid) is difficult. Working under Zinedine Zidane could be something fantastic."
Tottenham have also been linked with a move for Real midfielder Isco on a season-long loan but a deal for the Spaniard is yet to come to fruition. Spurs are on the verge of concluding a deal for Georges Kevin-N'Koudou after the player hinted at a deal on social media.