Well it’s shaping up to be a busy and convoluted deadline day at Tottenham Hotspur but when has it ever been any other way. With last night’s late breaking news that Spurs had finally agreed a £55million fee with Real Betis for top target Giovani Lo Celso, fans were also hoping to see a deal for Paulo Dybala come to fruition.
As expected, and confirmed by Sky Sports, Lo Celso arrived in London earlier this morning to thrash out personal terms and undergo his medical and as fans will be aware the 23-year-old hadn’t been in their squad on Wednesday for a friendly which pretty much confirmed we made significant progress in our long chase for him.
Talks for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon are ongoing (Josh Onomah reportedly going the other way), but following Philippe Coutinho’s move falling flat, the BBC have reported this morning that Juventus have now pulled the deal for Dybala despite talks going well and he did play for them on Wednesday evening in a friendly.
It’s simply stated that Juve have decided against selling him this window, but the BBC are now reporting that we’ve abandoned our interest in Fernandes.
We might know what’s actually happened by 5pm.