Tottenham Hotspur face missing out on £27m ace Keita as he agrees terms with Inter

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

Inter Milan could win the race for Tottenham target Keita Balde.

Inter Milan have made a move for Lazio star Keita Balde and appear in pole position to pip Tottenham Hotspur to his signature.

The Mirror reported earlier this month that Keita is a top target for Spurs, with Lazio wanting £27 million for the forward.

Tuttomercatoweb Lazio report now that it is Inter who have stolen a march for Keita's signature.

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

Keita has been missing from Lazio's squads this season, providing doctor's notes to verify he is not psychologically well enough to play, as the transfer speculation increases.

He has been trying to force a move to Juventus but Lazio have refused and the Bianconeri appear to have given up.

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

Corrierre dello Sport reported last week that Spurs could be in pole position and were willing to meet Keita's asking price.

Now Inter have move ahead, with Keita open to a switch.

He has reportedly agreed a five-year deal with the Nerazzuri worth 3.5 million Euros a year.

Lazio however are yet to agree terms with Inter, giving rival clubs like Tottenham a slither of hope a deal can be done before the transfer deadline.

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

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