On Wednesday, TuttoMercatoWeb reported Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat is ‘ever closer’ to joining Tottenham Hotspur on a loan deal in the winter market.

It was also explained ‘important news’ related to the midfielder’s move to Spurs should ‘arrive in the next few hours’, but that hasn’t happened so far.

Later that day, Gianluca di Marzio and Firenze Viola reported the negotiations between the two clubs are advancing for the midfielder’s transfer.

Sky Italia now claim Antonio Conte’s side ‘insist’ on signing the 25-year-old in the January window.

After the ‘first approach in recent days’, the north London club have ‘intensified’ talks with the Serie A side for the Morocco international.

It’s claimed ‘talks are well underway’ between the clubs for the player to join Spurs, on loan with right of redemption for €16m. Tottenham seem ‘willing to bet decisively’ on the player, but as things stand, there is still no agreement between Tottenham and La Viola.

Spurs, however, must first allow one of their midfielders to leave the Premier League side, before closing the deal for Amrabat. Sky Italia claim Tottenham could let Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli leave in the last few days of the ongoing window.