Tottenham Hotspur remain the “most likely” side to sign Djed Spence, according to journalist Jacque Talbot.
Spurs have already secured three signings on the line this summer and are now hard at work on their fourth.
Tottenham have signed winger Ivan Perisic, goalkeeper Fraser Forster and midfielder Yves Bissouma.
fabrice romano claims last week that Spurs are now focusing on a new right-back and a new centre-back.
And Spence, who shone at right-back for Nottingham Forest last season, is in Tottenham’s sights.
According to Sky Sports, Spurs are online for further talk this week over Middlesbrough talent.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would succeed Fabio Paratici in pursuit of the 21-year-old.
Spurs would face competition from Nottingham Forest, Roma, Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United for the services of the ‘incredible’ player.
But Talbot, writing on GiveMeSport, believes it’s a two-horse race for Spence, featuring Tottenham and Forest.
“From what I hear it will be sold by Middlesbrough in this window for sure,” he wrote.
“And it will either be Nottingham Forest, which he loves and his family and friends adore, or he will go to Spurs because they are attractive and they have Champions League football.
“Tottenham are most likely to sign Spence at the moment.”
“His most likely destination”
Last week, David Ornstein of The Athletic claimed Spurs were the preferred choice for the £20m-rated player.
“Djed Spence’s preference… is to sign permanently for Tottenham Hotspur,” he said on The Athletic UK’s YouTube channel.
“It’s not done, they have to agree on a fee, Middlesbrough and Tottenham.
“They are talking, negotiations are ongoing and there is no agreement as things stand and there are a lot of clubs interested in him.
“However, the preference of this 21-year-old England Under-21 international is to join Tottenham.
“The lure of Champions League football under Antonio Conte is quite persuasive in his mind.
“We’re not saying it’s going to happen quickly, it could go on forever, but I think that’s his most likely destination, that’s where he would rather go.”
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