A few days ago, a surprising story emerged in Italy regarding Moussa Sissoko and a move to Italy.

Napoli were the interested party, as Luciano Spalletti tries to bolster his midfield ahead of a new season, his first in charge of the club.

It was said the Serie A side were interested in Tottenham’s Sissoko, with a potential loan being looked at, but it appears that move is no longer on the cards.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, relayed by Area Napoli, who state that Cristiano Giuntoli, the director of football in the south of Italy, felt the demands by Spurs were ‘excessive’.

Not only were Tottenham greedy with the fee demands, but the player’s wages were also deemed a bit much.

That’s why the club are now looking at other options, including reported Spurs target Sander Berge, whom the transfer chief at Napoli has followed since his time at Genk.

Either way, Sissoko seems to be staying at Tottenham for the time being.