On Wednesday afternoon, Gazzetta World, presented as an English version of grand old Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, said Tottenham Hotspur had agreed a fee to sign Tony Sanabria from AS Roma.
Gazzetta World said Tottenham are ‘closing in on their man after agreeing to pay €15 million for the talented Paraguayan.’
As is always the case, the Gazzetta World article was adapted from an earlier one in Gazzetta dello Sport, and made that clear: ‘Adapted from an article in La Gazzetta dello Sport by Davide Stoppini’
However, perhaps the boundaries of ‘adapted’ need clarifying here, because Stoppini’s article makes it clear Tottenham haven’t agreed a fee, it was just stated that Roma want €15m.
There’s been no Gazzetta dello Sport update since then and they’ve not yet stated a price has been agreed between Tottenham and Roma. It may be claimed at some point, but hasn’t been yet, and certainly wasn’t in Stoppini’s article.
If Tottenham want Sanabria, and he can be convinced he’d get regular football at the club, then he’s almost certainly going to end up there, but the boundaries of truth seem to have been somewhat adapted on this one.