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Roma To Sign €4m Tottenham Defender In The Next 24 Hours

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 11: In this handout image provided by UEFA, Federico Fazio of Sevilla FC talks to the media during the Sevilla FC press conference at Cardiff City Stadium on August 11, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for UEFA)

Roma are close to completing a deal to sign Tottenham defender Federico Fazio, according to reports in Italy on Monday night.

The Serie A side have been in negotiations with Tottenham and Fazio over the past few days, and Italian reporter Gianluca Di Marzio is claiming that the 29-year-old centre back is due in Rome tomorrow to finalise the transfer.

The terms of the agreement are such that Fazio will join the club on loan until next summer, at which point Roma will be obligated to make the move permanent for €4m.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Kazenga LuaLua of Brighton and Federico Fazio of Spurs during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at White Hart Lane on October 29, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The former Argentina international was one of a number of players told by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino that he had no future at White Hart Lane – he remained at home while the rest of the squad travelled to Australia as part of their pre-season preparation.

Fazio arrived at Tottenham in an £8m deal from Sevilla in 2014, but failed to live up to expectations. He made 20 Premier League starts in his first season at the club, but the signings of Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer last summer, from Atlético Madrid and FC Cologne respectively, effectively ended his English career.

He was close to leaving the club last August, but a move to West Bromwich Albion fell through over his wage demands despite the successful completion of a medical at the Hawthorns.

He made just one appearance last season, in a Capital One Cup defeat to Arsenal, before being loaned back to Sevilla for the second half of last season.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 23:  Olivier Giroud of Arsenal holds off Federico Fazio of Tottenham Hotspur during the Capital One Cup third round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on September 23, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

His is unlikely to be the only Tottenham departure in the coming days and weeks. Nabil Bentaleb and Alex Pritchard have also been told to find new clubs as Pochettino shapes his squad ahead of the new season.

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