Medical on Wednesday: Tottenham settle terms as player to jet in and finalise move - report
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Federico Fazio is set to fly to Italy on Tuesday night to put the finishing touches to a move to Roma, according to a report.
Sky Sports Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his website that Fazio will undergo a medical with the Serie A club on Wednesday.
It is said that Roma have agreed to sign the defender in a a loan-to-buy deal after they thrashed out terms with Spurs.
It is said the negotiations have produced an agreement for the centre-back to move to the Serie A club on a season-long loan with an obligation for them to buy him for £3.4million.
As Football Insider revealed last week, the centre-back is one of seven senior players that have been told they can leave White Hart Lane in the final weeks of the summer window.
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Fazio, 29, has given the green light to the move and is ready to switch to Italy ahead of the start of the new season.
His exit from White Hart Lane comes even though centre-back Jan Vertonghen was ruled out for a minimum of eight weeks with an ankle injury sustained playing for Belgium at Euro 2016 last month.
Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer will likely form a partnership in the heart of the Spurs defence in Vertonghen’s absence but the club lack senior cover in the position, and could be reliant upon inexperienced youth team players.
Fazio, who joined Tottenham from Spanish club Sevilla in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee of £8million, has two more years to run on his contract with the north Londoners.
But the centre-back struggled for game time in his second season at Spurs and was loaned out to his former club Sevilla in the January transfer window.
Fazio was also a bit-part player in Spain and played just four times in La Liga and only twice in the Europa League during his loan spell at Sevilla, and a move to Roma could reignite his faltering career.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Swansea are interested in a move for the club’s £7million attacker.