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Paratici arrives in London to close Nuno deal


Fabio Paratici has arrived in London for the first time as Tottenham’s new managing director of football and is ready to push ahead with appointing Nuno Espirito Santo as head coach.

Paratici flew in from a post-season holiday on Tuesday and further talks are planned with ex-Wolves boss Nuno this week.

Spurs are confident of completing a deal for the Portuguese and ending the long-running search for Jose Mourinho’s successor ahead of their return to pre-season training.

Reports in Turkey over the weekend cast doubts over the move, claiming Nuno had been approached by Fenerbahce.

But Sky Sports News has been told that is not the case and Fenerbahce have no interest in trying to persuade Nuno to move to Istanbul instead.

Nuno Espirito Santo
Nuno Espirito Santo looks set to take over as Tottenham head coach

It means the path is clear for Paratici to thrash out a deal with the 47-year-old, who brought Wolves into the Premier League in 2018 and established them as a top-half side – twice finishing seventh – until last season, when they ended 13th

Spurs have held talks with Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Paulo Fonseca, Gennaro Gattuso and Julen Lopetegui since the end of the Premier League season as they search for a new permanent boss

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