Report claims Spurs are still confident of securing deal for 21-year-old

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Tottenham Hotspur are still expected to complete the transfer of Djed Spence, according to The Telegraph.

The Middlesbrough right-wing back has been linked with a move to north London for a number of weeks, however, a deal has yet to materialise.

Sky Sports claimed last week that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had taken over from Fabio Paratici to lead the negotiations with the Championship club with the latest rounds of talks ending with both parties in a difference in opinion over their valuation of the England Under-21 international.

Spence is said to be keen to make the move to Antonio Conte’s side with Tottenham prepared to focus on other targets if the deadlock continues.

The Telegraph have offered a more optimistic update on Spurs’ pursuit of Spence, who excelled during his loan spell at Nottingham Forest last season where he helped Steve Cooper’s side secure promotion to the Premier League.

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Spence wants to join Spurs and it just appears it’s a matter of sorting out the structure of the deal and respective incentives to keep Boro happy.

Conte wants an out-and-out wing-back who is strong both defensively and can contribute at the other end of the pitch – Spence is very self-assured and will likely battle with Matt Doherty for the starting position, with Emerson Royal surplus to requirements.

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