Heavily used by Mauricio Pochettino before his sacking, Moussa Sissoko saw his game time at Tottenham reduced under both José Mourinho and Ryan Mason this season.

Making only 25 league appearances, of which 15 were starts, the France international had to make do with a rotation role, and that has seen perhaps still surprising talk of an exit emerge when he previously seemed untouchable in London.

One of the clubs who could take advantage of this are Napoli, where Luciano Spalletti is looking for midfield reinforcements.

La Repubblica, relayed by Il Calcio Napoli, are the ones reporting it on Monday, with it claims Spurs ‘could let the Frenchman Moussa Sissoko leave on loan’ and the Serie A side are ‘trying to understand the margins of manoeuvre’.

Seen as having ‘the right experience’ and giving the ‘guarantee of immediate impact’, the former Newcastle man could arrive in a deal similar to the one the Italians sorted out for Tiemoué Bakayoko.

That means Tottenham would take some of the wages on, and an arrival of Sissoko’s ilk in Naples ‘could change plans’ going forward.