EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Huddersfield have opened talks with Tottenham over a deal to sign midfielder Josh Onomah as they eye a replacement for newly-sold Philip Billing, Football Insider understands.

Onomah has spent the last two seasons out on loan, at Sheffield Wednesday in the last campaign and Aston Villa in the previous one, after slipping down the Spurs pecking order.

A Huddersfield source has told Football Insider that the club are keen to strike a loan deal for the attacking midfielder, 22, as they look to beat multiple clubs to his signature before the window shuts.

Discussions have begun between the Championship club and the Champions League finalists about a deal that would take Onomah from north London for a third consecutive campaign.

A number of clubs at home and abroad are understood to have made enquiries about Onomah this summer, but Huddersfield are now looking to win the race for him.

The Yorkshire outfit are in the market for midfield reinforcements after selling Billing to Bournemouth for £15million yesterday and they see Onomah as a potential replacement.

Onomah, who made his Tottenham debut aged 17, has been capped by England at Under-21 level and made 32 appearances for the Londoners, mainly as a substitute.

But he is going to find it difficult to break into Pochettino’s plans in the new season, given the quality of the squad at the manager’s disposal.

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