Newcastle United have DROPPED their asking price for Moussa Sissoko – but a move is looking increasingly unlikely.
And United are also willing to take the payment in instalments.
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But Sissoko, given permission by France's football federation to travel to England, has only reportedly got as far as a Paris airport.
Tottenham, having had a £16million bid rejected, are unwilling to go any higher.
Sissoko's midfield colleague Cheick Tiote is also hoping to leave Newcastle before tonight's 11pm transfer deadline.
Finally, a number of United players, including defender Jamie Sterry, have left the club on loan.