LONDON: Tottenham appear likely to sign both Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon on deadline day, but their move for Juventus striker Paulo Dybala looks to have fallen through.
In other deals Arsenal were poised to buy Brazilian central defender David Luiz from Chelsea for £8m and Celtic leftback Kieran Tierney for £25m while Manchester United were about to sell Belgium centre-forward Romelu Lukaku to Internazionale.
Back at Tottenham Betis midfielder Lo Celso and Fulham’s Sessegnon were both due for medicals on Thursday after deals were agreed between the clubs.
Dybala’s protracted move from the Serie A side is proving more tricky, owing to an issue with the player’s image rights and reports of Juventus looking to pull the plug on the move with the 5pm deadline approaching.
It would be a statement of intent if Spurs could get all three deals concluded and would fall in line with boss Mauricio Pochettino’s demands for them to “act like a big club” following their move into a new stadium last season.
The Champions League finalists have already broken their transfer record once this summer with the £65million capture of France international Tanguy Ndombele, while spending £10m on Leeds’ Jack Clarke, who is back at Elland Road on loan.
Lo Celso has been a summer-long target for Spurs and they are finally expected to get their man for a fee around £55m.
The Argentina international scored 17 goals for Betis last season and is reportedly keen to work with his compatriot Pochettino in the Premier League.
Their relegation back to the Sky Bet Championship has allowed Spurs to swoop this time around and a cash-plus-player deal is thought to have been agreed, with Josh Onomah heading the other way.
Nineteen-year-old Sessegnon is currently nursing a hamstring injury, but that is not expected to present a problem and he will be seen as the club’s long-term successor to current left-back Danny Rose, who could still leave before the end of the European window on September 2.
The interest in Lo Celso’s international team-mate came to light several weeks ago, before Spurs fell behind Manchester United in the race.