A fresh insight into the ongoing efforts of Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur to land Middlesbrough star Djed Spence has been provided on Sunday.
Speculation surrounding the future of defender Spence has of course been rampant over the course of the last couple of weeks.
This comes with the 21-year-old, fresh off helping Nottingham Forest back to the top-flight of English football courtesy of the Championship playoffs, piquing the interest of a whole host of clubs.
Forest, for their part, are unsurprisingly keen to make Spence’s arrival permanent, owing to his impressive exploits whilst on loan at the City Ground this past season.
It is the aforementioned Spurs, though, who have long positioned themselves at the front of the queue for the talented full-back’s signature.
This comes with Antonio Conte understood to have identified the right side of his defence as being in need of reinforcement, and Spence viewed as a long-term solution.
Despite weeks of speculation, however, an imminent conclusion to the Spence saga does not appear to be in sight.
In turn, as alluded to above, an update on the situation has been provided on Sunday.
The info comes courtesy of Dan Kilpatrick of The Evening Standard, who has assured that negotiations between the respective boards at Tottenham and Middlesbrough remain ongoing:
‘The clubs are discussing the finer details of the deal as Spurs hope to find a breakthrough.’
The sticking point in talks, it is understood, comes in the form of the potential fee, with Boro unwavering in their demands of a minimum of £15 – 20 million.