Leeds make approach for Tottenham speedster after Jose Mourinho U-turn
Leeds United have made an approach to Tottenham for left-back Ryan Sessegnon, claims a report in Scotland.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men face competition for the 20-year-old though, with Ajax and Hertha Berlin and Celtic also keen.
The Scottish Mail report that Leeds have registered their interest, along with Brighton and Southampton. but Celtic they say are confident they can get a deal done.
The problem for Celtic will be luring the Londoner to Glasgow. Then as Sky Sports claim they will have to fund the move for the player, who is on around £64,000 a week at Spurs.
That means Victor Orta at Leeds will be hopeful of snaring the talented youngster, who was a £25m purchase from Fulham last summer.
Tottenham though are willing to loan out the speedy defender after he featured just 12 times, making nine starts last season.
He has yet to be involved this season and after the arrival of Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid, he has slipped further down the pecking order.
The Athletic claimed last month that Mourinho would give Sessegnon a chance in the first team after celebrating 12 months at the club. But things have changed and Regulion’s arrival has effectively sealed his fate.
After the big-money arrival of Gareth Bale it’s understood that Tottenham ‘will entertain approaches for’ a number of players, including Sessegnon.
Last month The Atheltic’s David Ornstein claimed Danny Rose, Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga, Serge Aurier and Sessegnon could all be offloaded in an attempt to boost their bank balance.
Tottenham chase Vinicius loan
Meanwhile, Tottenham are in talks with Benfica striker Carlos Vinicius, according to several respected sources.
The Daily Mail claim Spurs “are closing on a loan deal” for the forward who has an £89m release clause.
However, the financial impact of Covid-19 and their exit from the Champions League means the Portuguese side will negotiate over the price.
Sky Sports report that Spurs are chasing a season-long loan deal for Vinicius, which will include an option to buy the Brazilian for around £36m.