Lo Celso deal could be close

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Tottenham's pursuit of Giovani Lo Celso could be set to conclude with Real Betis already seemingly planning for life without him.

Tottenham’s pursuit of Giovani Lo Celso could be set to conclude with Real Betis already seemingly planning for life without him.

Spurs have not signed a single player since January 2018 but Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add this summer, with the board accepting that another barren window could force their coach and best players to leave.

Lo Celso has been a long-term target and could act as a direct replacement for Christian Eriksen, who appears bound for Real Madrid.

His potential replacement joined Betis permanently from Paris Saint-Germain in April after a successful loan spell in Sevilla.

A bid of £53m may be enough to prise the Argentine away from the Benito Villamarin and boss Rubi has admitted Los Beticos are keen to generate funds.

The new coach wants to complete a deal for Espanyol’s Borja Iglesias, who has a 28million euros buyout clause.

Therefore, selling Lo Celso will more than cover the cost and reports in Spain say Rubi has suggested that will be the club’s plan in order to help him acquire his number one summer target.

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