Tottenham have beaten Everton to the signing of Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko following a dramatic deadline day pursuit.
Spurs initially refused to match Everton’s £30million offer for Sissoko, paving the way for the France international to move to Goodison Park.
However, the north Londoners then decided to match the bid at the 11th hour, leaving Everton red faced as the 27-year-old failed to show for a flight to Merseyside.
Tottenham’s ability to offer Sissoko Champions League football is understood to have swung the deal.
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) August 31, 2016