Tottenham close in on Fraser Forster free transfer to kickstart summer spree in bid to keep Antonio Conte

TOTTENHAM are reportedly on the verge of making goalkeeper Fraser Forster their first summer signing.

Boss Antonio Conte has been linked with various jobs over recent months despite only joining the club in November.

Now, after he guided them to Champions League qualification, he wants serious backing in the transfer market.

And Tottenham chief Daniel Levy is ready to do just that in order to convince him to stay.

Now the North London are reportedly closing in on their first capture of the window, according to the Daily Mail.

England international Forster, 34, is out of contract at Southampton next month.

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The former Celtic star has been in talks with a number of clubs over his next move.

However, Spurs appear to have won the race to sign him pending a medical.

They had previously been linked with fellow Three Lions international stopper Sam Johnstone.

He is also available on a free with his deal up at Championship club West Brom in June.

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However, Spurs allegedly “switched sights” and instead opted for Forster as they “look to increase competition” for Hugo Lloris.

Forster began his career at Newcastle but, despite a number of loan stints elsewhere, he failed to make a first-team appearance.

Following two spells at Celtic, he eventually joined them permanently in 2012 and continued to enjoy great success at Parkhead before heading to the Premier League with Southampton in 2014.

He returned to parkhead on-loan in the 2019-20 campaign but he has regained his first-team spot at Saints this term, making 24 appearances, and earned an England recall in March.

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