Tottenham Hotspur are edging closer towards completing a deal in bringing Antonio Sanabria to White Hart Lane after the Premier League club agreed a fee with AS Roma for the striker's transfer. He moved to the Italian capital from Sassuolo in July 2014.
The Paraguayan moved to Italy in 2013 after coming up through the ranks of Barcelona's youth system and featured in the Spanish side's B team in 2013. He returned to Spain after Roma allowed him to join Sporting Gijon on a season-long loan for the 2015/16 season.
Sanabria scored 11 goals in 29 La Liga appearances and his form has seen him attract interest from the north London club. According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, Tottenham are set to seal the deal after agreeing a deal with Roma.
The Serie A outfit value him around €15m (£11.5m, $17m). Mauricio Pochettino is keen on adding the South America attacker to his squad and the English side were facing competition from Rubin Kazan for the player's signature.
Tottenham are willing to match Sanabria's asking price and even the Russian outfit are ready to pay Roma the same amount. However, the White Hart Lane outfit have beaten Rubin Kazan in signing the striker after they agreed terms with his representative.
His agent Raul Verdu earlier admitted in May his future remains uncertain after suggesting he could return to Gijon, if Roma sanctions another loan move this summer.
"It has been a very positive year for Tonny and I received numerous phone calls from Italy, but I can assure you that as of now nothing is decided for his future, especially as the final word is down to Roma," Verdù told El Comercio radio.
"If the Giallorossi want to send Sanabria on loan for another season, then obviously Gijon would be his first choice. Tonny gets on very well with both the staff and the Coach."
Antonio Sanabria was part of the Paraguay squad for the 2016 Copa America Centenario. However, his side were eliminated from the group stages of the tournament, which has seen Argentina and Chile reach the final.