Tottenham in talks to sign Joe Rodon in deadline-day transfer but trying to lower Swansea's asking price to £15m

TOTTENHAM are hoping to get Swansea to lower their price for Joe Rodon to £15million.

The North Londons want to seal a deadline-day deal for the defender.

Spurs saw a £7m bid for the Wales international rejected by the Championship club two weeks ago.

But they still retain hope of reaching an agreement before the 5pm cut-off today.

The Swans have insisted they value the 22-year-old at £18m and have been holding out hoping to get top price for the centre-back.

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But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has been reluctant to go to that price.

He has already splashed out big this summer bringing in Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty.

Levy would prefer to come up with a package which sees an up-front payment in the region of £10m with further instalments of £5m.

Spurs believe that will be enough to tempt Swansea into doing a deal now for Rodon.

The centre-half is regarded as one of the best talents outside the top flight.

Jose Mourinho has made it clear he wants to strengthen his options in the centre of his defence after Jan Vertonghen left North London at the end of last season.

Should the two clubs find an agreement over the next few hours then it is unlikely personal terms would be an issue to sort out.

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