Cristiano Giunto, director of football of the Serie A club has spoken about the possibility of a move for the French international and revealed that he felt that the transfer demands made by Spurs were ‘excessive’.
Sissoko’s own personal terms also proved to be a stumbling block for the Naples outfit, who finished in fifth place in the Italian top flight last season.
Napoli are instead now said to have turned their attention to Sheffield United’s Sander Berge, having tracked the Norwegian since his time at Genk.
Sissoko revealed recently that he is open to leaving North London after what he claims has been a difficult season for him and plans to sit down with the club to discuss his future following his involvement with France at Euro 2020 (Foot Mercato).
The 31-year-old started 15 of Tottenham’s Premier League fixtures last season.
If Tottenham want to free up some transfer funds for new targets, they need to be realistic with their expectations of valuations for some of their players. We cannot allow the club to try to hold out to close to the end of the window for maximum value when we are desperate to sign new players first.
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