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Everton want loan deal for Tottenham flop Moussa Sissoko

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The French midfielder turned down a move to Everton last summer

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Everton have asked Tottenham about the potential of taking Moussa Sissoko on loan, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.

Sissoko was one of the big transfer stories of last summer after his impressive performances at Euro 2016 led to a number of clubs being interested in his signature.

One of those were Everton, who thought they had signed the Frenchman only for him to reject them at the last minute and move to Spurs instead.

His £30 million switch proved to be a disastrous one as he found himself a regular starter on the bench and Mauricio Pochettino openly discussed his frustrations with his new signing.

A move away from White Hart Lane has been mooted this summer, with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy reportedly keen to get him off the wage bill and cut his losses.

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According to L’Equipe, several clubs remain interested in his signature and specifically name Everton as one of them.

The Blues have reportedly requested to take Sissoko on a season long loan deal, with them keen to take Sissoko in a try before you buy kind of deal before committing to signing him.

Whether the interest is genuine is debatable. Everton were pretty annoyed with Sissoko’s actions last summer and his performances last season are unlikely to have impressed them.

However, Ronald Koeman is short on both attacking midfielders and people who can play wide, especially after losing Ross Barkley to a hamstring injury. Sissoko offers a solution in both counts and on loan, could make sense.