Tottenham may have to pay some of Moussa Sissoko’s wages if he joins another club this season, according to The Daily Mail.
Sissoko joined Spurs from Newcastle United for £30 million last summer and endured a difficult first season at White Hart Lane.
The Frenchman barely started and was often only used as a late substitute. As a result, he is expected to move on in the coming weeks.
Marseille have shown an interested in taking Sissoko back to France, but the 27-year-old’s wages are believe to be causing problems.
Sissoko is thought to earn around £85,000-a-week at Tottenham, which means the club may have to continue paying some of his salary to convince another club to take the player off their hands.
The situation is reminiscent of when Manchester City paid a chunk of Emmanuel Adebayor’s wages despite the face he had joined Spurs permanently.
Getting the majority of Sissoko’s salary off the books is likely to speed up Tottenham’s incoming transfer business, so the sooner it happens the better.
Sissoko hasn’t travelled to the USA with the rest of the squad for Spurs’ pre-season tour because of a virus.