By Wayne Veysey

3rd Mar, 2022 | 7:06am

Tottenham transfer news: Paratici working on signing Tino Livramento, fee will be 'mega money' - Sources

Tottenham have set their sights on signing Southampton right-back Tino Livramento this summer – and have already made preliminary moves.

The Londoners are in the market for a wing-back who can play on the right side and fit into Antonio Conte’s system after failing to land Adama Traore in January.

A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Livramento, 19, is a leading target for recruitment chief Fabio Paratici and he is already making preliminary moves.

Signing a wing-back who can defend and attack with aplomb is a key priority for the recruitment chief and manager Antonio Conte, as it was in January.

Livramento has made a big impact for Southampton since signing from Chelsea last summer in a £5million deal.

He has started 20 Premier League matches among 24 appearances in all competitions, and been the first choice for the entire campaign.

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At Spurs, Matt Doherty has started the club’s recent matches at right wing-back after 2021 signing Emerson Royal was previously the number one for most of the campaign.

Neither has completely convinced Conte and it is likely that a one will leave with a new right-sided defender arriving this summer.

Livramento’s asking price has climbed significantly this season after he moved from Chelsea without playing a single first-team match.

As per Calciomercato last Saturday (26 February), Man United are also keen on the teenager.

The Athletic claimed in September 2021 that Chelsea have a £38million buy-back option which becomes active in 2023.

Former Tottenham right-back Alan Hutton told Football Insider that Livramento is destined for a stellar career.

“It’ll be an interesting one to keep an eye on this summerLivramento is a brilliant talent who would really improve that squad – especially if they’re looking to play with wing-backs.

“But it’s going to cost them mega-money, that’s for sure.”

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