Earlier today it seemed Tottenham were the only team willing to take Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United.
But now it appears Everton are in talks with the French midfielder, according to Sky Sports.
Everton are in talks with Newcastle for Moussa Sissoko.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 31, 2016
Spurs made an initial bid of £16 million plus £2 million in add-ons for the player. Newcastle rejected the offer, making it clear that they would only accept £30 million.
Daniel Levy is seemingly unwilling to pay such an amount for a 27-year-old with little resale value, even it the deal was structured so that Tottenham would pay five instalments of £6 million.
Everton, on the other hand, appear to be close to agreeing a deal for Sissoko. The midfielder has been linked with a number of European giants over the summer, including Real Madrid and Juventus.
Newcastle had originally slapped a £35 million asking price on the player, but their stance appears to have softened. Not enough, though, for Spurs to bring Sissoko to White Hart Lane.