Antonio Conte has already signed Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma, but Spurs have so far come unstuck in their attempts to bring the young right wing-back to north London.
What’s the latest news involving Spence?
According to Sky Sports, Tottenham have had Spence on their radar since January, with his form while on loan at Nottingham Forest putting his name up in lights.
But Spurs have undergone two rounds of talks with Middlesbrough and are yet to reach an agreement.
Tottenham believe he’s worth £10m, while the Championship outfit are demanding at least £15m for his services following his explosive form for Forest.
Sky Sports also state that Daniel Levy and co. would be prepared to walk away from the deal if they can’t come to an agreement.
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But the Telegraph believe the Champions League club remain in pole position to sign the 21-year-old ace and Crook shares that view despite the recent delay.
What did Crook say about Spence?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “It’s a long window, there’s still two months to go. There were more talks last week, they still haven’t yet been able to agree a fee, but I think it will happen.
“Djed Spence has already agreed personal terms with Tottenham, it’s just a case of the two clubs coming together.”
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Are Tottenham close to any other signings?
Despite already confirming three arrivals, Conte is far from finished yet. In fact, it feels like the Spurs boss is only just getting started, with the club close to securing deals for two more players.
According to The Athletic, France international Clement Lenglet is expected to arrive on a season-long loan from Barcelona and provide competition at the heart of Conte’s defence.
Meanwhile, Everton ace Richarlison is set to undergo a medical ahead of his move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a £60m deal.
Furthermore, according to Sky Sports, having been linked with the likes of Alessandro Bastoni and Pau Torres, Fabio Paratici is still hoping to deliver Conte a left centre-back, while the Christian Eriksen talk suggests that another midfielder could still arrive.