By Wayne Veysey
Tottenham are confident of signing Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham for a fee of around £25million next week, Football Insider understands.
The Londoners have made progress with their summer-long pursuit of the Cottagers left-winger in recent days as they look the finalise the transfer.
A source with knowledge of Tottenham recruitment has told Football Insider the club are now very hopeful of reaching an agreement with Fulham after extensive talks over the structure of the deal.
The north Londoners are expected to pay around £25million for Sessegnon, although there have been discussions about the possibility of Sessegnon’s twin brother Steven being part of a double deal.
The less famed of the 19-year-old twins is a right-back, and could also make the move following the transfer last night of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.
With Danny Rose also set to be sold by Tottenham in the final three weeks of the window – Football Insider revealed last night that Juventus are lining up a move for him – there could soon be two wide player slots available in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.
Fulham accept they are set to to lose Ryan Sessegnon, who has snubbed their offer of a new contract and has made up his mind to join Tottenham.
He has already accumulated 120 first-team appearances since breaking into the Fulham first team aged 16, and his current deal expires next summer.