Tottenham are expected to sign Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon this summer, according to The Liverpool Echo.
Spurs have been tracking the 17-year-old for a while now and emerged as favourites to sign Sessegnon ahead of Liverpool earlier this week.
The Echo claims Liverpool have now pulled out of the race to sign the left-back, turning their attentions to other targets instead.
The story’s author, Neil Jones, went as far to say on Twitter: “He’s off to Spurs.”
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesecho) May 31, 2017
Jurgen Klopp had been keen on signing Sessegnon to develop and eventually take over left-back duties from James Milner in the Liverpool side.
But Jones understands Liverpool were unsure about Sessegnon’s commitment to a move to Anfield. Those doubts have seemingly come to a head.
The England U19s international has been offered a professional contract by Fulham but Tottenham will look to swoop before he signs it.
Sessegnon scored seven goals in all competitions last season and, if signed, should prove a worthy understudy to Danny Rose while providing further competition for Ben Davies. He can also play as a left winger.