Tottenham are yet to approach relegated Fulham over the signing of Ryan Sessegnon, according to a report by Football.London.
They report that the teenage trickster is expected to join Spurs this summer but that there has not been an official offer about the move across London yet.
And he is now getting ready to represent the England Under-21 side at the European Championship this month, where Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions have a real chance of success.
The report says that Spurs could wait for that to be over and then make their swoop, perhaps wary of how difficult it it to seal a move for a player who is at a major tournament.
The lack of a summer major tournament should make recruitment more straightforward for the elite sides but Spurs have still seemingly somehow managed to hit that stumbling block with Sessegnon.
Given how long ago the talk started, the fact that the player has been relegated with one year left on his contract, grew up in London and knows Tottenham have a manager who will give him opportunities, it is tempting to wonder how Spurs haven’t tied Sessegnon down already.
That’s especially pertinent given that he’s now off at a tournament. Tottenham make a habit of doing deals late to try and get the best value but they need to snap out of that and Sessegnon would have been the ideal place to start.