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Spanish giants eye £22million rated Spurs star as number one January target to help Champions League push

Spanish side were close to landing former Newcastle star in summer after tough first season at White Hart Lane but will Spurs do business after Sissoko return to form this term?

Tottenham star Moussa Sissoko is a January target for Valencia, SunSport understands.

The Spanish side are keen to bolster their attacking options are poised for another tilt at the French international who they value at £22million.


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Valencia want Moussa Sissoko in January

Valencia pushed for Sissoko in the summer after his poor first season in North London, but the switch failed to materialise on deadline-day in Spain.

Sissoko, 28, struggled last term after pushing for a move away from Newcastle all summer, following their relegation to the Championship.

The former Magpie started eight Premier League game last season and looked to be on his way out of White Hart Lane.

But things have started turn his way this season and the midfielder has started to show why Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino shelled out £30m for him in 2016.

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Sissoko in action against Real Madrid

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Moussa Sissoko slides Tottenham into the lead against West Ham in the Carabao Cup

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Moussa Sissoko moved from Newcastle to Spurs on deadline day in 2016

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Mauricio Pochettino sees Moussa Sissoko as part of squad this season

However, his recent upturn in form has not deterred Valancia from having another go at landing Sissoko in January.

If Valencia make a huge offer, then Poch and Daniel Levy will have a decision to make about whether to keep Sissoko, or cash in knowing they have other midfield options to cover his potential exit.

The Spanish side have enjoyed a great start to the season, they are second in La Liga under new boss Marcelino, four points behind leaders Barcelona and four ahead of Real Madrid.