It appears that Tottenham’s attempts to sign Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus are accelerating by the hour, with La Repubblica bringing the latest to their readers.

It’s made clear that both Arsenal and Spurs are ‘the most interested clubs’, but ‘Antonio Conte’s team have stormed into pole in the last few hours’.

That comes thanks to Fabio Paratici, who is a ‘great admirer of the football player’, as the director of football ‘is ready to bring the Swede to London on loan with the obligation to buy’, described as a ‘formula that Juventus likes’.

In fact, the outlet go as far as saying that ‘in the next few hours, the white smoke could also arrive’, meaning the deal could be made official.

For those who don’t know, the reference comes from the white smoke released when a new Pope is chosen, which has become a common turn of phrase in the Italian media to mean a transfer has been completed.

All in all, ‘Spurs seem to have beaten the competition of Mikel Arteta’ for Kulusevski.