Spurs in talks to sign Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski; Swede was signed by Tottenham's transfer chief Fabio Paratici when he was at Juve; move for 21-year-old comes after Liverpool moved into pole position to sign Porto winger Luis Diaz, while Adama Traore closes in on Barcelona return
Friday 28 January 2022 16:04, UK
Tottenham are in talks to sign winger Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus on loan.
No agreement has been reached yet and there is no decision if an option to buy will be included in any deal.
The move for the Sweden international comes after Liverpool moved into pole position to sign Porto winger Luis Diaz, who prefers a move to Jurgen Klopp's side rather than Spurs, while Wolves wide man Adam Traore is on the verge of joining Barcelona.
Spurs have now turned their attentions to Kulusevski as they desperately try to strengthen the squad before the transfer window shuts on Monday.
The 21-year-old has made 27 appearances for Juventus in all competitions this season, but has started only seven of those and has scored just twice.
Tottenham's managing director of football Fabio Paratici signed Kulusevski for Juventus when he was the Italian side's transfer chief.
Kulusevski joined Juve from Atalanta in a deal worth up to £37m in January 2020 and his current contract expires in the summer of 2025.
Liverpool are in pole position to sign Luis Diaz after making a late £45m swoop for the Porto winger, who prefers a move to Jurgen Klopp's side rather than Tottenham.
The Colombia international was manager Jurgen Klopp's first-choice for the summer transfer window, but Liverpool have accelerated their plans due to Spurs' strong interest.
Sky Sports News understands Tottenham feel like they did everything possible to secure the deal but the player simply prefers a move to Liverpool.
Spurs are now working hard on other targets ahead of Monday's deadline.
Barcelona are in talks with Wolves over a move for Adama Traore, who is unconvinced by Tottenham's offer to use him in a variety of positions.
Barcelona have offered a loan move with a £29m option to make a deal permanent and Traore would like to return to the club where he started his career.
Sky Sports News also understands that Tottenham will not attempt to convince Traore to turn Barcelona down and will instead focus on other targets.
The clock is ticking. Who will be on the move before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday January 31?
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