Tottenham ‘want Fiorentina star Sofyan Amrabat loan transfer to replace departing Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso’

ANTONIO CONTE is reportedly eyeing a move for Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat to replace Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso at Tottenham.

Both Alli and Lo Celso are tipped to leave Spurs this month, with incomings also expected before the January 31 deadline day.

Amrabat, who is currently on Afcon duty with Morocco, is linked with a move to SpursCredit: Rex

One of those could be the the 25-year-old Amrabat, with talks ongoing over a loan move, according to the Evening Standard.

Although elsewhere reports in Italy suggest an agreement has already been reached, with a £12.5m option to buy included.

It’s claimed all that’s left is for Amrabat himself to sign off on the move.

Conte and Tottenham transfer chief Fabio Paratici are said to be ‘great admirers’ of the Morocco international, currently on Africa Cup of Nations duty.

Amrabat joined Fiorentina from Hellas Verona last season and was a regular in midfield during his debut campaign.

But he’s started just one league game since the summer, and has fallen out of favour at the club.

He’s fared better on the international stage, starting for Morocco in the 2-1 win over Malawi on Tuesday night to help book their place in the Afcon quarter-finals.

Spurs are willing to part ways with both Alli and Lo Celso this month, as well as Tanguy Ndombele.

That leaves just Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp as Conte’s options in the middle of the park.

So as a result the Italian is looking to add Amrabat to help bolster his midfield ranks.

Alli has been linked with a move to Newcastle after being left out of the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, with Lo Celso also dropped from the squad.

The Argentinian too is thought to be surplus to requirements in North London.

Ndombele meanwhile has been subject to rumours of a return to France as part of a swap deal involving Georginio Wijnaldum.

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