Tottenham are reported to be on high alert over a potential summer swoop for Mike Maignan amid claims of a lower-than-expected asking price for the Lille goalkeeper.
Spurs are reported to be scouring Europe for a potential replacement for long-serving Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham captain has just 15 months left to run on his deal in north London and is yet to reach agreement on a renewal. At 34, the World Cup winner is seeking ‘one more challenge’. As such, reports last week claimed he’s being eyed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a successor to David De Gea.
United, for their part, look likely to allow De Gea to leave this summer, with PSG seen as the most likely destination. Meanwhile, Solskjaer hopes to sign Lloris for a moderate fee to become their new No 1.
While Lloris’ exit will come as a blow for Spurs, it is reported to be one they have been planning for. Indeed, it was touted that Lille keeper Maignan – who has one France cap to his name and whom is seen as Lloris’ eventual successor – has been linked.
Now Tottenham have reportedly been told that signing Maignan won’t be as pricey as initially feared. Early reports had suggested it would take a fee of €30m – €35m to convine Lille to sell. However, il Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that Lille are more likely to seek around €20m for the 25-year-old.
That’s a fee that is reported to have spiked Daniel Levy’s interest, with Spurs scouts well aware of Maignan’s abilities. He has kept racked up an impressive 16 clean sheets from 30 matches in Ligue 1 so far this season.
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However, his form means Tottenham are not the only suitor for the former PSG youngster. As per Gazzetta, AC Milan are also considering an approach with their No 1 Gianluigi Donnarumma also likely to be on the move.
Tottenham given firm Sabitzer chance
Tottenham, meanwhile, have also been given a firm chance of landing Marcel Sabitzer this summer.
Spurs have reportedly had eyes on the 27-year-old since he helped knock them out of the Champions League last season.
Sabitzer has gone public in the past with his thoughts over his long-term future.
Last April, he insisted that he has “nothing to rule out” when it comes to a move away.
Now according to Bild, Spurs remain strong contenders to land the player’s signature this summer.
The German publication reports that Leipzig insiders are aware that Sabitzer wants to leave. His contract runs out next summer, therefore the upcoming transfer window presents the best opportunity to recoup a decent fee.
What’s more, a move to the Premier League is his ‘goal’, with Spurs boss Mourinho a ‘fan’ of the player