Chelsea have entered the race to sign Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko and are set to beat Tottenham Hotspur to the Frenchman’s hand, according to L’Equipe.
The France international looks destined to leave St James’ Park today as the all-action midfielder has been released from international duty to sort out his club future.
Tottenham were believed to winning the race to land the star, whose valuation has gone up thanks to some excellent performances in Euro 2016 for his country.
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The North London side were said to be negotiating with Rafa Benitez’s men over a possible transfer fee, with Spurs willing to pay £20 million for Sissoko but Newcastle holding out for a fee closer to £30 million.
The latest development sees Chelsea linked with the powerful enforcer, with the report suggesting that Antonio Conte’s men are willing to pay closer to Newcastle’s valuation and have jumped to the head of the queue to land the star.