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Tottenham seal €35m Erik Lamela deal

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Roma have confirmed they have agreed to the sale of Erik Lamela to Tottenham for a fee of €30 million plus variables.

The Argentinian winger is expected to undergo a medical at White Hart Lane in the coming days and will become the club's new record signing, moving him ahead of Roberto Soldado who joined the north London club for £26 million earlier this summer. Spurs broke their transfer record for this first time this summer in July with a £17 million deal for Paulinho.

In a statement on their official website, Roma confirmed they have agreed to sell Lamela to Spurs for €30 million, plus a further €5 million in performance-related variables.

The Italian club also announced they have agreed to sign Adem Ljajic from Fiorentina as the Argentinian winger's replacement.

Lamela enjoyed a successful campaign last season with Roma, scoring 15 league goals having joined the club from River Plate in 2011.

The deal is expected to pre-empt the completion of Gareth Bale's protracted move to Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee.

Speaking earlier today, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas wouldn't be drawn on naming names, but said that he expected more new arrivals before the close of the summer transfer window on Monday.

Spurs have been linked with moves for Ajax star Christian Eriksen and Fabio Coentrao, and are expected to wrap up a deal for Romanian defender Vlad Chariches shortly.

"I've told you we will continue strengthening the squad. We are looking at different positions to make stronger. Not only those players [Lamela, Coentrao, Eriksen] but other players as well and I think in the next couple of days you will see further new arrivals," he said.

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