Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Championship side Fulham over the signing of versatile left-sided player Ryan Sessegnon, according to Sky Sports.

Spurs have been chasing the England under-21 international for the majority of the summer, but as yet they have not been able to agree on a deal for the Cottagers’ ace.

With Danny Rose possibly leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before the transfer window closes on Thursday, Mauricio Pochettino is going to need to find a replacement for his left-back and Sessegnon looks to be the man he has identified.

Spurs have been active in the market already this summer, bringing in Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke, and more incomings are expected before the deadline later in the week, as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for the Championship domestically and honours on the European stage.

Sessegnon played in the Premier League for Fulham last term, bagging a couple of goals and playing a part in six more, in a disappointing campaign which ended in the Craven Cottage outfit being relegated from the top flight, but he did enough to impress Tottenham along the way.

Although he is only a 19-year-old, the Cottagers’ star has represented the London club 120 times in all competitions since he made his debut three years ago, so he would bring a fair amount of experience to Spurs with him, should a deal between the two clubs be agreed.

Sessegnon was left out of the Fulham squad for their opening match of their season at Barnsley on Saturday afternoon, a game they lost 1-0 at Oakwell, which has opened up the possibility that he is going to be on his way out of Craven Cottage.

Tottenham begin their Premier League campaign at home to Aston Villa on Saturday evening, and Pochettino will be hoping he has the English youngster in his ranks for the game.


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