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According to The Mirror’s Darren Lewis on Twitter, Tottenham Hotspur’s bid to sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon on deadline day has hit a snag, shortly after their move for Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala fell through.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) August 8, 2019
BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein performed a major U-turn on Thursday as he went from saying that a Spurs move for the Argentina international was very close, to saying that it had been called off after the Serie A giants decided that they wanted to keep the 25-year-old.
Despite that disappointment, it seemed likely that the north London outfit were going to get a deal over the line for Sessegnon, with BBC Sport reporting on Wednesday that they had agreed a £25m fee with the Championship club that would see Josh Onomah move the other way.
However, Lewis says that talks between the two clubs have now hit an impasse, just hours before the deadline.
It remains to be seen whether or not the transfer can be salvaged, but Tottenham will surely want to ensure they get it over the line considering the huge potential he looks to have with 25 goals and 18 assists in 120 Fulham appearances despite his tender years, as well as the fact that he is capable of playing either as a left-back or on the left wing.