Tottenham Hotspur are desperate to sign Moussa Sissoko this summer, but are still well short of Newcastle United's £35m valuation of the player.

Spurs put forward a bid in the region of £20m for the Frenchman, who is desperate to quit Newcastle United, following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last season.

The Magpies were swift to knock back the offer as it fell well short of their valuation of Sissoko.

Although Tottenham are prepared to come back with an improved offer in excess of £20m for the midfielder, it is still expected to be short of the £35m expected price, according to the BBC.

Sissoko, who was in fine form for France in the European Championship in the summer, is yet to make an appearance for Newcastle in the present campaign.


Everton, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion were also keen to sign the 27-year-old, whose present contract with the Magpies runs until 2019.

Sissoko joined Newcastle United from Toulouse in January 2013 and has thus far amassed 133 appearances in all competitions for the English outfit, scoring 12 times and providing 19 assists.