According to rumors, Watford has “opened talks” with Tottenham Hotspur about signing midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
In 2012, the midfielder made his Premier League debut with Newcastle United. From his boyhood club Toulouse, he made the switch to Ligue 1.
Sissoko spent three and a half years with the club before being signed for around £30 million by Tottenham Hotspur in 2016.
Since then, the 32-year-old has made 202 appearances for Spurs, where he has been a fixture for the previous five seasons.
Despite this, Sissoko was rumored to be “free to depart” Tottenham Hotspur this summer at the start of August.
On Thursday, respected journalist Fabrizio Romano provided an update via Twitter. Watford have “opened talks” with Spurs to recruit Sissoko, according to him.
He goes on to say that a deal between Watford and Tottenham is possible. Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele, both Londoners, could be released:
In other news, Gareth Southgate named his England squad for the next 2022 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.
Along with Patrick Bamford and Jesse Lingard, Harry Kane is a member of the squad.
After declaring his decision to stay at Tottenham, Southgate believes Kane will have a “clear focus” for England:
“Because our players returned later than the rest, we will have players who are short on competitive match minutes,” he remarked.
“So some of them have played in pre-season games, but some of them, like John Stones, have yet to play in a match this season.
“Harry Kane is in that category – the good news for us is that everything appears to be done and settled club-wise now, so he has a clear focus and I am sure he is looking forward to going out on the pitch with Tottenham and with us next week.
“It’s not really any of my business as an international manager when players return from injury, are involved in transfer rumors, or whatever their form is, those are things we have to pick up on.”
“However, in terms of Harry’s status, it is settled,” Southgate continued. It appears that he will join Tottenham Hotspur, which is excellent news for the club.”