Tottenham ‘open talks’ to seal £16.7m deal with three set to leave

Joe Williams
Tottenham target Mohamed-Ali Cho celebrates

Tottenham are looking to bring Angers forward Mohamed-Ali Cho to north London before the transfer deadline, according to reports.

Antonio Conte is keen to add to his squad in the January transfer window as he looks to put his own stamp on his squad.

Spurs are yet to bring in any new faces but one report on Monday did claim that a transfer fee had been agreed for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, although the Ivorian sounds keen to remain at the San Siro until the end of the campaign.

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And now Football Insider have some potential good news for Tottenham fans as the report reveals the Premier League club ‘have opened talks over signing’ Cho from French club Angers.

It is understood that Spurs ‘have made a move for the 18-year-old as they look to recruit a new striker this month’ with a source telling the website that ‘discussions have got underway over a deal for Cho worth around £16.7million’.

The France under-21 international has scored two goals in 19 Ligue 1 appearances this term with Cho only turning 18 last week.

With a deal for Wolves winger Adama Traore ‘all but done’ and a ‘wave of big-name departures’ expected, the report insists that Tottenham are set ‘to be one of the busiest clubs in the final week of the window’.

Three of the biggest departures in January are likely to be Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso with all three not thought to be in Conte’s plans.

Lo Celso was omitted from the Tottenham squad to face Chelsea despite being fit and available, but Conte refused to comment on his future at the club.

Conte said: “I selected the players for this game and then, for this question there is the club.”

The Athletic said today that ‘the club have been exploring a swap deal for the Argentina midfielder’ as deadline day approaches.

Tottenham are also ‘open’ to losing Alli on loan before the end of the window after he was also left out of their squad against Chelsea, while Spurs are desperate to offload Ndombele on Paris Saint-Germain or another club.