Spurs reportedly closing in on signing of pacey Senegalese winger

Sadio Mané

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly closing in on the deadline day signing of Red Bull Salzburg winger Sadio Mane despite interest from Southampton.

Spurs are reportedly set to complete the signing of Senegalese winger Sadio Mane for a fee of around £12 million despite reports linking the Red Bull Salzburg wide-man with a switch to Southampton.

The 22-year-old's agent is believed to be in England today to discuss details over a move that will need to go through before tonight's deadline.

Some reports are suggesting that the Saints could be his most likely destination but Spurs are most likely to acquire his services, according to reports from his homeland.

Mane has scored 45 goals in 86 appearances for Salzburg since joining the club from French side FC Metz and he was a key figure for the side last year as he scored 13 times to help the club to the league and cup double in Austria.

Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon are being linked with moves away from the Lilywhites today and reinforcements will therefore be needed out wide if either depart.

The Saints are still interested in signing Townsend and Mane could be set to join either club by tonight's deadline.


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