Spurs are reportedly set to make an offer for Frenchman Moussa Sissoko
The White Hart Lane club have reportedly beaten Paris Saint-Germain to signing Sissoko, according to French publication Foot Mercato.
Sissoko, 25, has previously hinted about a move away from St. James’ Park, suggesting he would love to join Chelsea.
“He (Mourinho) is one of the best managers in the world. He has won so many titles… any player would love to be coached by this man” said Sissoko.
However, Tottenham are believed to be leading the race for the former Toulouse man and Newcastle are reportedly willing to listen to offers if the price is right.
The Magpies centre-half admitted he loves playing for Newcastle but he wants to sample playing in the Champions League.
“Didier Deschamps says he’ll only select players who are regulars for their club. With a year until the Euros, I shouldn’t change club and risk ended up on the bench.
“But at the same time I want to play for one of the biggest clubs. I want to play in the Champions League, which we don’t have at Newcastle.
“One day or another, my time will come. But in any case I see myself staying in England” said Sissoko.
Manchester United had been monitoring Sissoko but seemed to have cooled their interest after signing Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton for £25million.
Sissoko joined Newcastle in January 2013 from Ligue 1 side Toulouse and became the fifth Frenchman which made up the Magpies’ squad.
He has 28 caps for France and scored just the one goal, rounding off a memorable 5-2 win over Switzerland at the 2014 World Cup.
Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne