Last Updated: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 10:38
Spurs are one of a number of clubs interested in landing Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko but they face a battle for his signature.
Both Liverpool and Everton have been linked with the 23-year-old, has already made a handful of international appearances for France and started their 1-0 friendly defeat to Japan earlier last month, but it is Newcastle who appear to have won the race to sign him.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas was hoping he could persuade the midfielder that north London is the place to be next season, when he will be available on a free transfer, as his current deal expires at the end of the present campaign.
The Toulouse star has been a virtual ever-present for the past four seasons and played in both of his club's Champions League qualifiers against Liverpool in 2008, it remains to be seen if any of the trio of interested clubs make a move when the window opens in January.
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