Date: 17th May 2019 at 8:00am
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EXCLUSIVE

Tottenham have opened preliminary talks about signing Fulham sensation Ryan Sessegnon, Football Insider understands.

The Champions League finalists have made the left-footed speed machine one of their main summer targets following their London rivals’ Premier League relegation.

A Spurs source has told Football Insider that initial contact was made through third parties and now early discussions are underway about how a deal can be structured.

Fulham accept they will be unable to hang on to the 18-year-old academy product, whose contract runs out in the summer of 2020 and talks over an extension have collapsed.

Tottenham have a longstanding interest in Sessegnon, who is predominantly a left-sided attacker but can also play on the right flank as well as at left-back, as he has on many occasions in recent seasons.

It is expected they will table a formal bid for the teenager imminently as they look to make him their first summer recruit.

The England Under-21 international’s speed, decisiveness and eye for goal in the final third helped him secure the Championship Player of the Year gong in Fulham’s promotion season last campaign.

He has been in and out of the side in 2018-19, scoring two goals and supplying six assists from 38 appearances in all competitions.

In other Spurs news, Danny Mills has claimed the club are close to sealing a marquee signing and “it will be the perfect move”.