Things really aren’t going to plan for Tottenham Hotspur and their hunt for a new striker to provide backup for Harry Kane.

Wanting Michy Batshuayi from Marseille, and nearly getting a transfer done, but ultimately losing out to Chelsea, it seems the same is happening with Roma’s Tony Sanabria, according to Il Tempo in Italy.

A couple of days ago, Di Marzio reported the Spanish club had made a bid of around €11m for the young striker, which now is the favoured option for Roma.

While smaller than Tottenham’s (just short of €15m), it seems the Italian club would prefer to see their young talent move to a club where he will actually play first-team football instead of waiting for an opportunity when Harry Kane is either tired or injured.

It would also mean a return to Spain for the Paraguayan striker, who spent last season on loan at Sporting Gijon, scoring 11 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions.

Il Tempo state it will take a little time for everything to be decided, but make it clear Betis have taken the lead in this.

We’re sure Daniel Levy will get his striker eventually.