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Watford ‘open talks’ with Tottenham for midfielder

Watford have “opened talks” with Tottenham Hotspur over the signing of Moussa Sissoko, according to reports.

The midfielder first joined the Premier League in 2012 as he signed for Newcastle United. He made the move from Ligue 1 from his boyhood club Toulouse.

Sissoko had three and a half years there before Tottenham splashed out around £30m to sign him in 2016.

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The 32-year-old has played 202 times for Spurs as he has been a regular for them over the past five seasons.

Despite this, it was reported at the start of August that Sissoko was “free to leave” Tottenham Hotspur this summer. 

Respected journalist Fabrizio Romano offered an update via Twitter on Thursday. He has reported that Watford have “opened talks” with Spurs to sign Sissoko.

He adds that an agreement is possible between Watford and Tottenham. The Londoners may also be let go Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele:

Watford have opened talks with Tottenham for Moussa Sissoko, the agreement is ‘possible’ – work in progress for the outgoings on Spurs side. ⚪️ #THFC #WatfordFC

Serge Aurier will be an option for Lille onli if Celik leaves. Still looking for a solution for Tanguy Ndombele.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2021

Elsewhere, Gareth Southgate revealed his England squad on Thursday for their upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Harry Kane is part of the squad alongside the likes of Patrick Bamford and Jesse Lingard. 

Southgate believes that Kane will have a “clear focus” for England after announcing that he will stay at Tottenham:

“We are going to have players who are short of competitive match minutes because our players ended up back later than the rest,” he said.

“So some of them have had some pre-season games but one or two like John Stones have not had a match yet this season.

Harry Kane is in that bracket – the good thing from our point of view is that it looks as though everything is resolved and settled now club-wise so he has a clear focus and I am sure he is looking forward now to getting 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 are coming back from injury, involved in transfer speculation or whatever their form may be, those are things we have to pick up.”

Southgate added: “But in terms of Harry’s situation, it is settled. It looks like he is going to be a Tottenham player and that’s fantastic for Tottenham especially.”

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