Report: Spurs meeting agents of Arsenal and Chelsea target today, hoping to reach agreement
Spurs have been linked with Ilaix Moriba in recent weeks, as have Arsenal and Chelsea.
Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal would be landing a top talent – but there are plenty of other clubs reportedly keen on him.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool are just some of the other clubs linked with Moriba.
However, it looks as though Tottenham are now frontrunners in the race to land the Camp Nou talent.
According to Sport, a meeting is taking place between Spurs and Moriba’s representatives today.
The two parties will try to reach an agreement that would see the 18-year-old join Tottenham, added the report.
Moriba appears keen on Spurs – he has reportedly asked his representatives to speak to the north Londoners.
RB Leipzig have apparently reached an agreement with the midfielder’s representatives already.
However they don’t want to buy out the 12 months left in his Barca contract, said the report.
In contrast, Spurs would reportedly be willing to pay a fee of €15million (£12.8million) plus bonuses.
Spurs target Moriba – the story so far
Moriba, who joined La Masia in 2010, has burst onto the scene at Camp Nou this year.
Ronald Koeman gave Moriba his debut in the Copa del Rey win over Cornella in January.
The midfielder has clocked up 18 senior appearances for Barca, including 14 in La Liga.
Moriba scored his first top-flight goal against Osasuna in March.
In doing so, he became Barcelona’s fifth youngest scorer in their history.
However, Moriba’s contract runs out next year and talks to renew haven’t been successful.