Tottenham are set to sign Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko for an eventual £30m, Sky sources understand.
Sources have told Sky Sports News HQ that an agreement has been reached for Spurs to pay five instalments of £6m to sign the France international.
Sissoko was given permission by the France national team to leave their camp ahead of a friendly against Italy to complete the transfer, leaving at 9am on Deadline Day. NaijaBet.com
The 27-year-old has wanted to leave Newcastle all summer after starring in France’s route to the Euro 2016 final.
Spurs are expected to complete the signings of winger Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and young goalkeeper Pau Lopez on Deadline Day, but they have also been considering attacking-midfield players after missing out on Wilfried Zaha.
And they have opted to move for Sissoko, who was superb for France as they reached the Euro 2016 final, where they lost to Portugal.
The Magpies, meanwhile, have already added midfielders Matt Ritchie, Mo Diame and Isaac Hayden to their squad this summer.
Sissoko joined Newcastle from Toulouse for an undisclosed fee in January 2013.
He told French website Foot Mercato in June that he wanted to join a team in the Champions League and described Spurs’ rivals Arsenal as “beautiful”.
Sissoko said: “I gave everything there for three-and-a-half years. I hope that they will be smart enough to understand that, to continue my development, I need to keep playing at the highest level.
“As I want to stay in the France team I could not stay in the Championship. There will be discussions. I hope they will go in my opinion. I want to leave.
“I want to continue my career in England, at a club that plays in the Champions League because I think this best fits my style of play.”