Tottenham have been given renewed hope of signing both Bruno Fernandes and Ryan Sessegnon before Thursday’s Premier League transfer deadline.
After bringing in Jack Clarke and Tanguy Ndombele this summer, Tottenham’s transfer window has become a PR battle between Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy.
The manager feels that more additions are necessary to capitalise on the club’s Champions League campaign last season and build towards a brighter future.
Fernandes has emerged as a late alternative option to Giovani Lo Celso, who is proving difficult to procure from Real Betis.
Reports had stated that a fee and terms were agreed between Spurs, Betis and the midfielder, but the move is no closer to fruition.
Fernandes is instead being targeted, with the Daily Mail claiming he has asked Sporting Lisbon ‘to allow him’ to move to north London this week.
The Portuguese held talks with club representatives on Friday ‘to inform them of his desire to leave’ in attempt to accelerate negotiations.
Tottenham are ‘still some way short’ of the £64m Sporting want for Fernandes, but they have held ‘continued talks’ as Pochettino ‘believes he can take the workload off Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min’ behind Harry Kane.
Ryan Sessegnon could join Fernandes despite late interest from Manchester United in the Fulham left-back.
The 19-year-old was left out of the club’s first squad of the Championship season on Saturday with negotiations between Fulham and Tottenham ‘in the final stages’.
A fee ‘in the region of £30m’ is being mooted as Spurs ‘have ramped up their efforts to strengthen their squad’ after Pochettino’s FUMING press conference.