Chelsea have reportedly been given a boost in their chase for Moussa Sissoko.
The Toon star has been strongly linked with a switch to Tottenham, and reports suggested that Mauricio Pochettino was ready to table an offer.
But the Evening Chronicle has revealed that Spurs have not made a bid.
The news could put Jose Mourinho on red alert as he looks to bolster his midfield options.
And the Magpies are understood to want at least £16m for their star man.