Chelsea have joined Tottenham in the race for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko.
The France international has been granted permission to leave St James’ Park in a deadline day move – if someone meets his £30m valuation.
Spurs have so far baulked at that price tag and they are only willing to pay around £18m for the 27-year-old.
That, according to L’Equipe, has allowed Chelsea to swoop in and they could now hijack Tottenham’s move for Sissoko.
The Blues are currently in talks with the player’s agent and a formal offer is expected this afternoon.
As well as Chelsea and Tottenham, West Brom have offered Sissoko the chance to return to the Premier League.