Tottenham are open to accepting a fee below their £20 million valuation of Harry Winks with Everton continuing to show interest in the midfielder, according to the Evening Standard.
The Athletic also report that talks between Spurs and Everton are ongoing, but they remain far apart in their valuations. There is hope between all parties that a compromise can be reached, although Spurs want £20m and Everton prefer a loan.
The Toffees are reportedly leading contenders to land the England international with Frank Lampard giving the green light to progress with a transfer (Sky Sports).
Everton have already engaged in initial contact with Spurs and although talks are at an early stage, there is hope a deal can eventually be struck (Liverpool Echo).
The Evening Standard report Tottenham are hoping to receive a fee in the region of £20 million for Winks, but are thought to be ‘open-minded’ about the structure of a transfer.
The report explains Spurs could accept a fee below their set asking price including add-ons, while Winks could also be used as a potential makeweight to try and seal a deal for Richarlison.
Winks is said to be keen on chasing regular first-team football and has also attracted attention from the likes of Crystal Palace and Southampton.
The 26-year-old made just nine starts in the Premier League last term (Transfermarkt) while his place in Antonio Conte’s side is likely come under more threat following the signing of Yves Bissouma.
Spurs Web Opinion
An exit for Winks seems inevitable at this point and hopefully Spurs will be able to secure him a move to Everton, who are showing the biggest interest at present.
If they are desperate to offload him, which they could very well be, accepting a lower fee will definitely be on the cards just to bring an end to the situation.
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