Tottenham Not Planning to Sign Replacement For Injured Moussa Sissoko Until Duo Are Sold

​Tottenham do not plan to sign a replacement for injured midfielder Moussa Sissoko in January, with the club continuing to prioritise the sales of Victor Wanyama and Christian Eriksen.

Sissoko suffered knee ligament damage during his side's 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year's Day. This forced the Frenchman to withdraw from the Spurs squad that drew to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on Saturday. 

Spurs have since confirmed that the injury will keep the Frenchman out until April following surgery on his right knee. Despite Sissoko's absence, the ​Evening Standard are reporting that the club remain focussed on sealing the departures of Wanyama and Eriksen before they enter the market to bring in a replacement midfielder.

The latter was involved in a tiresome transfer saga in the summer during which a move to ​Real Madrid repeatedly failed to materialise. A similarly drawn-out saga looks set to take place during the current window with ​Inter and ​Manchester United currently involved in a tug of war for the Dane's signature. 

Most recently, Nerazzurri CEO Giuseppe Marotta ​dismissed reports claiming that the club had secured the signing of Eriksen.  

Christian Eriksen

"It's not a done deal, and we're not in contact with Tottenham. He's a fantastic player, and there are many clubs in talks to sign Eriksen because he'll be a free agent. I can just say he's an interesting player," Marotta told Sky Sports (​via Fabrizio Romano).

United remain interested in the midfielder but as 90min reported back in December, the club are unsure as to whether the player would be open to a move to Old Trafford. 

Eriksen is free to discuss pre-contract agreements as he only has six months remaining on his current and 90min also understands that a host of ​top European clubs - including Juventus, Real, Barcelona and Bayern Munich - are all expected to make offers for the player.


Wanyama on the other hand has been ​attracting interest from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin. The Kenyan has made just four appearances this season and he appears likely to finally seal his Spurs departure this month. 

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Source : 90min