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Tottenham have reached an agreement with Benfica over a loan deal for Carlos Vinicius as the club look to bring in a striker before the transfer deadline.



The agreement – confirmed by Benfica on Thursday – includes a £2.7m loan fee with an option to buy for £38.2m.

Vinicius joined Benfica from Napoli for £15m last summer and is seen as a capable back-up to Spurs striker Harry Kane.

Offloading players now a priority for Spurs

Tottenham are not expected to make any further signings in this transfer window after Vinicius.

Talks over a deal for defender Milan Skriniar have not developed into a formal bid. The clubs remain well apart in their valuation of the player.

“Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio says defender Milan Skriniar will stay at the club,” Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol told Thursday’s The Transfer Show.

However, there’s no panic if Jose Mourinho’s side fail to get a centre-back before Monday’s deadline. They see Ben Davies as adequate cover for Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga, Toby Alderweireld and Davidson Sanchez

The priority now for Spurs is to offload players

PSG are interested in Dele Alli but Spurs are convinced he’ll stay at the club.

Alli was omitted from Tottenham’s Premier League matchday squad that faced Newcastle on Sunday. amid continued transfer speculation, despite Jose Mourinho saying he is confident the midfielder will remain at the club.

When quizzed on Sunday whether Alli was not selected because of squad rotation or other reasons, the Tottenham head coach said: “A bit of both.”

Meanwhile, Juan Foyth is also close to loan move to Villarreal, while Ryan Sessegnon is wanted by a number of clubs, including Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim on loan.

Celtic made an approach for Tottenham left-back Sessegnon, but Sky Sports News understands the finances of a potential deal have proved problematic. A number of Premier League clubs are also interested in the 20-year-old.

The latest players linked with a move to Tottenham…

Carlos Vinicius – Tottenham have reached an agreement with Benfica to sign the Brazilian striker on loan

Arkadiusz Milik – Tottenham are in talks with Italian giants Napoli about a shock £25m deal for the Polish striker

Josh King – Tottenham face competition from Torino for the Bournemouth striker (The Sun, September 30); King is on Tottenham’s radar as they look to step up their search for a striker ahead of the summer transfer deadline (Daily Telegraph, September 28).

Amadou Diawara – Arsenal and Tottenham are facing a transfer deadline tug-of-war for the Roma midfielder

Milan Skriniar – Fulham are hoping to pull off a major coup by landing Tottenham target Skriniar (The Sun, September 30); Spurs hope Inter Milan need for cash to fund a move for N’Golo Kante could help their bid to sign the Slovakia defender on the cheap (The Sun, September 27); Spurs are in talks to sign the defender but have no intention of meeting Inter Milan’s £55m valuation (The Sun, September 26); Tottenham and Inter Milan have held talks over the transfer of Skriniar, but the clubs are well apart in their valuation for the defender. Inter want around €60m, while Tottenham need to offload players to raise funds (Sky Sports, September 24).

Antonio Rudiger – Tottenham are interested in signing the defender from ChelseaSeptember 28)

Jesse Lingard – Dele Alli was left out of Tottenham’s matchday squad for the second game in a row and faces an uncertain future, with Jose Mourinho keen to secure the signing of Jesse Lingard (The Times, September 21).

Danny Ings – Tottenham have had a formal approach for Danny Ings rejected by Southampton, who remain hopeful of securing the England striker to a new contract (The Guardian, September 18).

Leon Bailey – The player still wants to move to the Premier League before the transfer window closes,