Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is a tough negotiator.
He demands top, top dollar for the players he sells, but is unwilling to play it for new signings.
Having got rid of Ryan Mason and Nacer Chadli earlier this week, Spurs need reinforcements fast, with the transfer deadline closing tonight.
But, with Levy doing same old, same old, Spurs risk being left disappointed.
The Newcastle Chronicle have this morning reported that Newcastle’s initial Moussa Sissoko asking price was £35m, but that Tottenham only bid £16m for the 27-year-old France star.
However, the Chronicle claim that Newcastle are prepared to lower their demands to £30m, while Sky Sports claim they will accept that £30m in five £6m installments.
Sky says Sissoko is keen on the move to Spurs and that he is currently on standby, despite being in France.
Sissoko provided one goals and seven assists in 37 Premier League games during Newcastle’s season of relegation last term.
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