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Tottenham Agree £11.5m Fee For Roma Forward [Report]

ROME, ITALY - MAY 01: AS Roma player Antonio Sanabria in action during juvenile TIM Cup final match between SS Lazio and AS Roma at Olimpico Stadium on May 1, 2015 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Luciano Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur have the small matter of a Champions League campaign to deal with next season, and as such are looking to add to what has been considered a threadbare forward line.

With Harry Kane the only recognised senior striker at the club – though Son Heung-min and Clinton N’Jie can also fill in if needed – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been been identifying targets to recruit to his young side.

With a deal already believed to be nearing completion for Dutch international Vincent Janssen, reports today have suggested that they are also on the trail of Roma starlet Antonio Sanabria.

The 20 year old spent last season on loan at La Liga side Sporting Gijon, where he scored 11 goals in 27 league games.

GIJON, SPAIN - AUGUST 23: Luka Modric of Real Madrid duels for the ball with Arnaldo Sanabria of Real Sporting de Gijon during the La Liga match between Sporting Gijon and Real Madrid at Estadio El Molinon on August 23, 2015 in Gijon, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

The Mirror are reporting that Spurs have opened talks with Roma with a view to completing a transfer, while Italian publication Gazzetta Dello Sport have gone one further to claim that the two clubs have in fact agreed a fee of around £11.5m for the 20 year old Paraguay international.

Russian side Rubin Kazan were also keen on the striker, even offering the same amount of money, but the Italian report states that Pochettino and Tottenham have beaten off competition to land the forward.

Sanabria is a graduate of Barcelona’s famed “La Masia” academy, and though he never made a senior appearance at the club, Barca were thought to be looking at the possibility of re-signing him.

However, he is believed to be keen on a move to England.

Sanabria joined Roma in the summer of 2014, going on to make two appearances for the Serie A side, but has spent much of his time as a Giallorossi player on loan as he continues his development.

Thr Italian report has alleged that Roma manager Luciano Spalletti has already agreed to the sale, the funds from which can be used to pursue some of his own targets.

Tottenham are also set to complete the £11m signing of Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama in the coming days as Pochettino aims to build on last season’s third place Premier League finish.

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