Report: Spurs close in on Sanabria

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The 20-year-old Tottenham Hotspur target once turned down the Arsenal boss, according to reports.

Antonio Sanabria at Barcelona

Roma striker Antonio Sanabria is close to sealing a move to Tottenham Hotspur, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The 20-year-old impressed on a season-long loan with Spanish side Sporting Gijon last term, netting 11 goals in 27 Liga starts.

As a result, speculation has mounted over his future, with manager Mauricio Pochettino reported to have rang him directly last month (talkSPORT).

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

And Mundo Deportivo has reported that both clubs are close to agreeing a deal for the Paraguay international, whose contract in the Italian capital expires in 2019.

The report goes on to claim that Sanabria - then at Barcelona - rejected Arsene Wenger's attempts to bring him to Arsenal in favour of dropping down into the Catalans' B team, which he did in 2013.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

It will hurt Wenger if he ends up at Arsenal's North London rivals Tottenham - and even more so if he goes on to fufill the kind of potential that the Frenchman obviously believes him to have.

But playing time on the white half of North London could prove tricky initially, with Harry Kane establishing himself as the Premier League's most lethal goalscorer last season after netting 25 times.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane wins the 2015/16 Barclays Golden Boot Award, scoring 25 goals.

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