Report: Spurs agree to pay £27.5m asking price for Keita Balde Diao, must convince him to sign

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio during the pre-season friendly match between SS Lazio and F.C Kufstein on August 1, 2017 in Kufstein, Austria.

Tottenham Hotspur could be moving closer to signing Lazio's Keita Balde Diao.

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio during the SS Lazio Training Session on August 12, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport (Press Reader), Tottenham Hotspur have offered the €30million (£27.5million) asking price for Lazio winger Keita Balde Diao.

Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez is on the verge of completing his move to North London in what could become a club-record deal, which would make him Tottenham's first signing of the summer.

After a quiet summer transfer window, Tottenham appear to be jolting into life inside the latter stages of the window, and with just over a week to go until the deadline, more signings could follow Sanchez.

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio during the pre-season friendly match between SS Lazio and F.C Kufstein on August 1, 2017 in Kufstein, Austria.

Spurs have been linked with a host of wingers throughout the transfer window, with Lazio's Keita Balde Diao the most recent name to be touted for a move to North London - and a deal could be moving closer.

Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport (Press Reader) report that Tottenham are agreeing to pay €30million (£27.5million) for the Senegal international, which matches Lazio president Claudio Lotito's asking price for the winger, with the bid imminent after talks progressed between the two clubs.

It's claimed that Keita has been pulling out of training in order to force a move away from the Italian capital, preferably to Juventus, but they are only offering half of Tottenham's bid, meaning Spurs could strike an agreement.

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Malaga CF and SS Lazio at Estadio La Rosaleda on August 5, 2017 in Malaga, Spain.

The report also notes that Keita would only move to England if it's for a London-based Champions League team, meaning that only Chelsea and Tottenham fit the bill, meaning Spurs may have some bargaining power as they will have to convince him to give up on his hopes of joining Juve in favour of a move to Tottenham.

Keita, 22, was born in Spain and came up through the ranks with Barcelona before leaving for Lazio in 2011, where he has hit 31 goals in 135 games, smashing 16 goals in Serie A last season, whilst he also has 12 caps for the Senegalese national team.

Keita can play anywhere across the front line and impressed in a variety of attacking roles last season, meaning he could be another versatile weapon for Mauricio Pochettino, just like Son Heung-min - but Keita may take a little convincing to make the move before the transfer deadline, even if he's adamant that he won't be staying with Lazio.

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