Fabrizio Romano has taken to Twitter to reveal that Arsenal are now in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Brighton to sign rumoured Tottenham target Leandro Trossard.

Multiple publications have revealed over the last couple of weeks that Tottenham had expressed an interest in Trossard (Football Insider) after it emerged that the attacker had fallen out with Roberto de Zerbi (Telegraph) with the south coast outfit having rejected a verbal offer of £12million from the north Londoners (The Athletic).

Reports over the last few days had indicated the Seagulls value the Belgian at around £25m (talkSPORT), with Arsenal (NBC Sports) and Chelsea (Daily Mail) also having been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old.

If Romano’s latest update is to be believed, it is the Gunners who now look set to strike the defining blow in the race for Trossard. The Italian journalist revealed that Arsenal have already agreed on personal terms with the former Genk player and are now in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Brighton.

Romano added that talks are continuing between the two clubs, with Mikel Arteta’s men trying to get the ‘deal done soon’ having missed out on Mykhailo Mudryk, who ended up joining Chelsea (ESPN).

Leandro Trossard

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Spurs Web Opinion

This is not good news for Spurs if Trossard was indeed the club’s top attacking target this window.  However, I have my doubts over whether the Belgian was at the top of Conte’s wishlist as the speculation only emerged after his falling out with De Zerbi, which indicates that Spurs only considered the player as a good market opportunity more than anything.

Having said that, unless we manage to sign a big-name attacker this window (potentially like Zaniolo), Conte and the Spurs fans will have every right to be enraged at the club’s hierarchy.

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