Tottenham are closing in on a £30 million deal for Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon, according to reports.

Earlier on Friday, we relayed a story from the Mirror that suggested Spurs’ £25 million move for Sessegnon was expected to fall through after Fulham manager Scott Parker hinted the 19-year-old would remain with the Cottagers beyond next week’s transfer deadline.

However, the London Evening Standard now claims Tottenham are hopeful of wrapping up Sessegnon’s transfer in the next few days. What’s more, the deal is not thought to be dependent on Danny Rose’s future – Rose has been linked with an exit but is back in training with the first-team after failing to secure a move away.

In addition to the Standard’s report, the Daily Mail also believes Spurs are close to signing Sessegnon. A £30 million fee is said to be close to being agreed for the teenager, which is slightly more expensive than previously thought.

Meanwhile, the Standard claims Tottenham have intensified their efforts to sign either Giovani Lo Celso or Bruno Fernandes. The sale of Christian Eriksen should fund those moves, but Sessegnon is likely to arrive regardless of Eriken’s future.

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