Moussa Sissoko has been allowed to leave the France squad to complete a probable move from Newcastle to Tottenham.
The France national team’s official Twitter account confirmed the midfielder has been granted time away to tie up a deadline day transfer, with Tottenham hoping to land him in a reported £30million deal.
Sissoko has been continually linked with a switch from St James’ Park since Newcastle’s relegation from the Premier League in May.
Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal were also said to be interested and Sissoko described them as “beautiful” in an interview with French website Foot Mercato in June, while Liverpool were also mentioned as possible suitors.
The 27-year-old impressed at Euro 2016 as hosts France lost to Portugal 1-0 in the final and had been with the squad as they prepared for their friendly with Italy on Thursday and World Cup qualifier in Belarus on Tuesday.
Sissoko has made 133 appearances for the Magpies, scoring 12 times, after joining from Toulouse in 2013.