Didier Deschamps has been given leave by Les Bleus to complete a deadline day transfer, with Tottenham reportedly close to his signature
The 27-year-old midfielder, who featured as part of France's squad at Euro 2016, has been heavily touted for a move away from Newcastle since a string of impressive displays towards the end of the tournament.
Speculation linking Sissoko with a move to Real Madrid has since died down and Tottenham are reported to be the frontrunners for his signature.
Sissoko played 37 times as Newcastle were relegated from the Premier League last season and he is yet to feature for Rafael Benitez's side in the Championship this term.
France will face Italy in a friendly on Thursday before beginning their World Cup qualifying campaign in Belarus on Tuesday.