The 27-year-old midfielder left the France national team camp earlier today to finalise his future, with Tottenham making a deadline day push to sign the Frenchman.
However, Newcastle have already rejected a low initial bid from Spurs, and have made it clear that they would not accept anything less than £30m for the midfielder.
The Magpies have even agreed to accept the fee in instalments, but Tottenham have continued to dither, and according to the Chronicle, Everton have made a late bid for the midfielder.
With Tottenham dilly-dallying over the fee for Sissoko, Ronald Koeman has moved in to sign the Frenchman, and has slapped in a bid for the Frenchman in recent hours.
The amount of their bid is unclear, and Newcastle are yet to accept the offer, but Everton have made a serious play to take Sissoko to Merseyside before the transfer window slams shut tonight.
It remains to be seen whether after Everton’s bid for Sissoko, Tottenham decide to bite the bullet and agree to pay the asking price for the midfielder in the next few hours.
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is also ready to keep the midfielder at the club as he is confident that the Frenchman will add a lot of value to his squad.
29 June 2016 GK Matz Sels Gent £4,500,000
1 July 2016 FW Dwight Gayle Crystal Palace £10,000,000
1 July 2016 MF Matt Ritchie AFC Bournemouth £12,000,000
8 July 2016 DF Jesús Gámez Atlético Madrid £1,500,000
11 July 2016 DF Isaac Hayden Arsenal £2,500,000
21 July 2016 DF Grant Hanley Blackburn Rovers £5,500,000
3 August 2016 DF Ciaran Clark Aston Villa £5,000,000
3 August 2016 MF Mohamed Diamé Hull City £4,500,000
24 August 2016 DF DeAndre Yedlin Tottenham Hotspur £5,000,000
28 August 2016 FW Daryl Murphy Ipswich Town £3,500,000
Total spending: £54,000,000
1 July 2016 DF Steven Taylor United Portland Timbers Free
1 July 2016 MF Andros Townsend Crystal Palace £13,000,000
5 July 2016 DF Fabricio Coloccini San Lorenzo Free
9 July 2016 FW Papiss Cissé Shandong Luneng £2,500,000
22 July 2016 MF Georginio Wijnaldum Liverpool £25,000,000
11 August 2016 MF Rémy Cabella Marseille Undisclosed
24 August 2016 DF Daryl Janmaat Watford £7,500,000
26 August 2016 MF Gaël Bigirimana Coventry City Undisclosed
PLAYERS OUT ON LOAN:-
4 August 2016 MF Florian Thauvin Marseille End of Season
8 August 2016 FW Ivan Toney Shrewsbury Town 5 January 2017
22 August 2016 MF Siem de Jong PSV End of Season
23 August 2016 DF Kevin Mbabu Young Boys End of Season
24 August 2016 MF Henri Saivet Saint-Étienne End of Season
25 August 2016 GK Tim Krul Ajax End of Season
NEWCASTLE 2 BRIGHTON 0 (Lascelles, Shelvey)
Sels, Anita (72' Gamez), Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Gouffran (88' Yedlin), Diame (81' Colback), Perez
Subs: Clark, Hanley, Darlow, Armstrong
(LC) NEWCASTLE 2 CHELTENHAM 0 (Perez 2)
Darlow, Sterry, Lascelles, Hanley, Gamez, Aarons (24' Gouffran), Shelvey, Colback, Perez, Diame, Mitrovic (38' Gayle)
Subs: Dummett, Hayden, Mbemba, Sels
BRISTOL CITY 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Gayle)
Sels, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden (87' Shelvey), Colback, Gouffran, Diame (63' Perez), Gayle (88' Aarons)
Subs: Dummett, Hanley, Darlow, Sterry
NEWCASTLE 4 READING 1 (Hayden, Ritchie (P), Gayle 2)
Sels, Anita, Mbemba, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie (90' Aarons), Perez (76' Lascelles), Gouffran (84' Colback), Gayle
Subs: Hanley, Janmaat, Darlow, Armstrong
NEWCASTLE 1 HUDDERSFIELD 2 (Gayle)
Sels, Janmaat (83' Armstrong), Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Anita, Hayden, Shelvey, Aarons (45' Ritchie), Diame (75' Perez), Gayle
Subs: Clark, Colback, Darlow, Gamez
FULHAM 1 NEWCASTLE 0
Sels; Janmaat, Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett; Hayden (Shelvey 77), Colback (Aarons 61); Ritchie, Perez (Armstrong 70), Anita; Gayle.
Subs Mbemba, Darlow, Jesus Gamez, Sterry.
NEWCASTLE 3 VITESSE ARNHEM 2 (Leerdam (og), Gayle, Colback)
Sels; Janmaat (Sterry, 74), Hanley (Gamez, 62), Lascelles, Dummett; Hayden (Saivet, 74), Colback (Shelvey, 62); Anita (Mitrovic, 74), Perez (Armstrong, 62), Ritchie (Aarons, 62); Gayle (Gouffran, 74). Subs not: Darlow, Tiote, Thauvin.
SOUTHEND UTD 0 NEWCASTLE 2 (Anita, Gouffran)
Darlow; Janmaat (Sterry 63), Mbemba (Hanley 63), Lascelles, Dummett; Hayden (Colback 63), Shelvey (Saivet 73); Anita (Thauvin 78), Perez (Mitrovic 73), Aarons (Gouffran 63); Gayle (Armstrong 63).
Sub not used: Sels.
SPORTING LOKEREN 0 NEWCASTLE 4 (Perez 2, Perez, Janmaat, Shelvey)
Sels (Darlow 72); Sterry (Gouffran 63), Mbemba (Saivet 72), Lascelles (Dummett 63), Anita (Gamez 46); Hayden (Shelvey 46), Colback (Tiote 72); Janmaat, Perez (Mitrovic 46), Aarons (Thauvin 63), Gayle (Armstrong 63).
Subs not used: None.
DONCASTER ROVERS 2 NEWCASTLE UTD 2 (Hayden, Perez)
Sels, Janmaat (Sterry, 45), Mbemba (Saivet, 65), Lascelles (Dummett, 45), Colback (Hayden, 45), Anita (Gamez, 45), Ritchie (Gouffran, 45), Aarons (Perez, 45), Shelvey (Wijnaldum, 79), Mitrovic (Gayle, 45), Armstrong (Thauvin, 60).
BOHEMIANS 0 NEWCASTLE 6 (Ritchie, Mitrovic, Gayle, Thauvin, Aarons, Wijnaldum)
Sels, Anita, Lascelles, Mbemba, Sterry, Aarons, Colback, Gouffran, Ritchie, Saivet, Mitrovic.
Subs: Darlow, Gamez, Dummett, Wijnaldum, Shelvey, Hayden, Perez, Gayle, Janmaat, Tiote, Thauvin.
CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE (Top 10)
1 Huddersfield Town 13
2 Fulham 11
3 Barnsley 9
4 Newcastle United 9
5 Queens Park Rangers 9
6 Bristol City 9
7 Nottingham Forest 9
8 Brighton and Hove Albion 8
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8
10 Birmingham City 8