Tottenham are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon with the club hoping they can convince Mauricio Pochettino they are willing to match his ambitions.
Fulham, who were relegated after just one season back in the Premier League, value Sessegnon, 18, at £40million – but Tottenham want to pay closer to £25million.
Spurs have not made a signing in the two transfer windows since January 2018 but are keen to bring in Sessegnon, the Daily Mail report.
It is claimed a middle ground regarding the fee will be reached soon, despite reported interest in the teenager from Paris Saint-Germain.
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Pochettino has guided Tottenham to a fourth successive top-four finish and could end the season lifting the Champions League if they overcome Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.
However the Argentine has threatened to quit if he is not backed in the transfer market.
“I am not open to start a new chapter with no plan, with no clear idea, with not being transparent, telling you and telling our fans what’s next, what is our objective,” the Tottenham boss said last week.
“I know very well how this business works. And we know very well that we need to operate in a different way – that doesn’t mean to spend more or less money.
“But if we expect every season to be in the final of the Champions League because it is our plan, we need to create a plan. And the plan maybe is different to what has happened in the last five years.
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“And if we believe that if we operate in the same way that we have operated in the last five years we are going to be every season in the final of the Champions League, and we are going to be every season in the top four and competing against projects like Liverpool or Manchester City or Manchester United, I think we are very naive.
“If you want to expect the same from Liverpool, from Manchester City or Manchester United and Chelsea, and you put the same expectation on Tottenham, and the people expect the same, of course, give me different tools to work.”