Tottenham are hoping to complete the signing of Destiny Udogie from Udinese while there is still cautious optimism that a deal for Nicolo Zaniolo could potentially be completed in the final weeks of the transfer window. Spurs have been among the busiest clubs in the Premier League this summer with six new arrivals already including Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Clement Lenglet and Djed Spence.
Still, Tottenham’s job in the market is not yet done with at least two more signings on the agenda for Fabio Paratici.
The club are currently working to secure a deal for left-back Udogie after agreeing a £17million fee with Udinese.
He is expected to undergo a medical in Italy, where he will remain on loan for the 2022/23 campaign.
The two clubs finally shook hands on a deal on Monday night after several days of in-depth discussions.
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Tottenham are said to have made an initial loan offer which includes a £20m option to buy the Italian.
The Roma simply had no interest in accepting the proposal which was rejected out of hand.
Zaniolo has just two years left on his current contract with Roma and that’s why Tottenham are hoping to complete a deal given that contract negotiations have yet to start between the player and the Italian club.
In February, Roma boss Jose Mourinho admitted it was difficult to predict whether Zaniolo would be at the club next season.
The two-time Champions League winner said: “As for Zaniolo, I have to say that [Tiago] Pinto said that was completely normal. He is an honest and direct sporting director who does not hide and does not smoke. So it’s hard to say that he will be 100% here next season.
Tottenham are keen to sign a playmaker who would give them the luxury of switching from a 3-4-3 formation to a 3-4-1-2 system.
James Maddison is another widely admired player at Tottenham, but Leicester have already decided he’s not for sale.
Newcastle have seen two big offers rejected this summer, the last of which was worth around £50m.