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Spurs agree £55 million fee for Lo Celso

After months of chasing, it seems as though Spurs could finally have their man, with reports emerging that they have agreed a deal with Real Betis for Giovani Lo Celso.

It has long been reported that Argentina international Lo Celso has been Mauricio Pochettino’s number one target this summer, although last season’s Champions League finalists have struggled to come to an agreement with the La Liga side.

However, according to the Guardian, that agreement for the 23-year-old has now been reached, with a £55 million transfer fee being accepted by Betis ahead of Thursday’s 5pm transfer deadline.

With the future of Christian Eriksen in doubt, Spurs have been linked with a number of creative players in recent days and weeks, with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Philippe Coutinho and Paulo Dybala being discussed as possible targets.

The North London club have agreed a deal worth £64 million with Juventus to sign Dybala, although have so far struggled to do a deal with the player regarding his wages, with his hefty demands already causing a move to Manchester United to break down.

Coutinho meanwhile rejected the chance to return to the Premier League, despite claims that Mauricio Pochettino made a personal plea to the Brazilian, having briefly worked with him during his time at Espanyol.

Spurs are also keen on securing a deal for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

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