Tottenham close in on star thanks to Chelsea

Spurs are now in pole position to land Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, with Roma closing in on Chelsea outcast Mohamed Salah, according to reports from The Express.

The Italian giants had been dubbed likely suitors for the pacey wide-man, yet Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s £7m valuation of their star, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has deterred them.

Roma have instead switched their attention to Chelsea’s Salah, who is available either on loan or permanently after a disappointing 12 months in west London.

With a deal close, it’s understood to be unlikely that Konoplyanka will remain a target, leaving Tottenham in prime position.

Spurs are reportedly back in for the 25-year-old, who Liverpool chased this time last year.

Konoplyanka is widely hailed as one of Ukrainian football’s best talents and starred against the Lilywhites last season in Europa League action.

Liverpool almost tied up a deal for his signature last January, but were unable to seal the deal before the transfer deadline passed.


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