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Juventus plotting a shock move for Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko

Juventus are said to be keen on a swoop for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko, according to reports from Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.

Juventus were linked with a move for Sissoko, then at Newcastle United, following the sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United last season but they were beaten to the Frenchman’s signing by Tottenham, who paid a whopping £32 million to the Magpies.

However, Sissoko has so far failed to create a positive impression for Tottenham and was involved in only 901 Premier League minutes during the course of the previous campaign.

In addition, he was also criticized by his manager, Mauricio Pochettino, last term for failing to produce the desired performances. The 28-year-old is undoubtedly regarded as a very talented player but he has never lived up to his expectation.

Sissoko has shown glimpses of his wonderful ability during his time in the Premier League as well as for the French national team though and despite the inconsistency, Juventus have not been deterred from showing interest in the player.

The Old Lady are said to be looking to sign a physical and dynamic midfielder to accompany Miralem Pjanic in the engine room and the likes of Emre Can, Kevin Strootman and Renato Sanches are also said to be under the Italian champion’s radar.

Even Sissoko has now emerged on the shortlist of Juventus manager Max Allegri and the French international could prove to be a good signing if he is acquired at a decent price.

Considering how thin Tottenham’s squad looks this season, it looks unlikely that they will be hoping to part company with Sissoko and Pochettino has also recently confirmed that the French international is in his plans for the current campaign but Spurs could well cash in if they received a decent offer on the table.

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