Report: Antonio Sanabria edges towards Spurs as Barcelona talks collapse, will cost around £11.5m

Sporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates next to team mate Carlos Castro after scoring a goal

Tottenham are reportedly keen to sign Roma striker Antonio Sanabria.

Antonio Sanabria at BarcelonaAntonio Sanabria at Barcelona

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, talks to take Roma striker Antonio Sanabria back to Barcelona have broken down, pushing him closer to joining Tottenham.

Sanabria, 20, had been on the books with Cerro Porteno in his native Paraguay before moving to Spain with his parents in 2007, and just two years later he was snapped up by Barcelona.

Sporting's Antonio Sanabria celebrates next to team mate Carlos Castro after scoring a goal

Having been stuck in the Barcelona B team, Sanabria moved on to Roma in 2014, and whilst he did spend some time on loan at Sassuolo, he has only ever made on appearance for Roma.

This past season, Sanabria was on loan at Sporting Gijon and showed his quality with 11 goals - and his exploits have triggered interest in his signature.

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Catalan newspaper Sport report that Barcelona had wanted to bring Sanabria back to the Camp Nou, but talks have broken down - meaning he is now edging towards a move to Tottenham.

It's claimed that, with Spurs looking for a striker to offer some cover and competition for Harry Kane, manager Mauricio Pochettino has contacted Sanabria to discuss a possible move to White Hart Lane.

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The report adds that Tottenham are now in pole position to land Sanabria as they have contacted Roma to negotiate a deal and are in advanced talks with Sanabria himself, with a move costing around €15m (£11.5m).

That would fit nicely into Tottenham's budget, and given that Sanabria is one for the future, may even allow Spurs to bring in another striker this summer, such as AZ Alkmaar star Vincent Janssen.

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