Tottenham transfer agreement ‘close’ as £25m decision made

Latest Tottenham transfer news and rumours involving Barcelona and Crystal Palace.

After a brilliant end to the season which saw them land in the top four and qualify for the Champions League, Tottenham will be hoping to continue this form once the new season begins.

The arrival of Antonio Conte saw the club’s fortunes change and the Italian will demand he is back by the club’s owners in this window.

The club have already announced two free signings in Ivan Perisic and goalkeeper Fraser Forster, but Conte will hope to add more fresh faces.

Here is the latest Spurs transfer news and rumours.

Loan deal for Lenglet

Spurs are close to agreeing a deal for the signing of defender Clement Lenglet from Barcelona on a two-year loan deal, according to CCMA.

The player did not play very often for Barcelona last season and the Spanish giants are looking to move the player in this window.

Conte has identified the defence as a position of weakness for his side and Lenglet will be brought in to try and sure up their backline.

Spurs look at Guehi

Spurs have been linked with numerous defenders already this summer and rumours are circulating that Conte is looking at Eagles defender Marc Guehi to bolster his options.

The Englishman impressed in his first season at Selhurst Park – earning himself a call-up to the senior Three Lions squad.

Conte’s top target is Alessandro Bastoni but has lined up Guehi as a potential alternative if they are unsuccessful with their pursuit of the Italian.

£25m needed for Bergwijn

Tottenham have set an asking price of £25m for Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn as Conte does not see him as part of his plans.

The brilliant form of newcomer Dejan Kulusevski has limited the game time of Bergwijn and the player wants a move back to the Netherlands this summer, with Ajax interested.

The winger is conscious of the fact that the World Cup starts in November and he will want to be playing regularly to ensure his spot on the plane.