Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to offer Nabil Bentaleb as part of the deal to tempt Newcastle United to part with Moussa Sissoko. The Magpies are looking to cash in on the Frenchman's demand and are hoping to secure a fee of over £30m ($39.6m) for the midfielder.
According to the Mirror, the north London club are willing to include Bentaleb as part of the deal to drop the asking price, but will still have to part with at least £15 to £20m to bring Sissoko to White Hart Lane. Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for the midfielder, while Arsenal have also been admirers.
The Algeria international, who broke into the Tottenham first-team along with Harry Kane in the 2014/15 campaign, has been deemed surplus to requirements by Mauricio Pochettino. The midfielder has been told he can leave, but the club value him close to around £15m and have already turned down a reported £10m bid from German club Schalke.
Newcastle are keen to bolster their midfield, but are reluctant to allow Sissoko to leave the club unless clubs match their valuation. The 27-year-old midfielder has been pleading for the club to allow him to leave, as he looks to play at a higher level than the English Championship. He had hinted that Arsenal would be his preferred destination earlier in the summer, while also welcoming a move to the Spanish capital club, who identified him as an alternative to Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United in a world-record deal.
Tottenham, meanwhile, are also reportedly looking to offload Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll, who have fallen down the midfield pecking order following the arrival of Victor Wanyama. Hull City are said to be in talks to sign the former, while the latter has attracted interest from Swansea City, the club where he spent time on loan during the 2014/15 campaign.