Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are engaged in a bidding war for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko during the final hours of the summer transfer window.

Spurs saw their £16m bid rejected first before they increased their offer to £25m, a figure still short of Newcastle's £30m asking price.

Everton entered the race and then it was claimed Spurs had moved into pole position again and were confident of doing a deal for the France international.

But within the last few minutes Everton agreed a fee of £30m with Newcastle and it was suggested Sissoko is heading to Merseyside for a medical with Ronald Koeman's men.

However, according to local Newcastle daily the Chronicle, the battle for Sissoko's signature is not over and a bidding war between Everton and Spurs is now under way.


Sissoko has yet to agree terms with Everton, even though Newcastle have agreed a fee.

Newcastle are happy for Sissoko to go if his £30m asking price is met, but the Magpies may spy an opportunity to bump up the price.

Sissoko has been keen to move on from Newcastle following their relegation, but it is not clear whether he prefers a switch to Everton or Tottenham.