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Brighton to beat Tottenham in race to land Ansu Fati from Barcelona?

Roberto De Zerbi is a big fan

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Premier League side Brighton could be about to beat Tottenham to the signing of Barcelona forward Ansu Fati.

Mundo Deportivo reckon the Seagulls are willing to make a “big effort” to land Fati before the transfer window closes.

Fati has been linked with a move to Tottenham in recent days and it has been reported that a deal is “99 per cent done.”

However, it seems Brighton have also been in touch with Fati’s camp to discuss a possible move after learning he could be available.

And Fabrizio Romano now says that the Seagulls are closing in on Fati and he’s ready to head to the Amex Stadium rather than north London.

Manager Roberto De Zerbi is said to be “in love” with Fati and is willing to make him a key player for his side.

Brighton have drawn plaudits in the Premier League for their attractive and attacking style of play under De Zerbi.

The team finished last season in an impressive sixth place in the table and will play European football this season.

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