Paper Talk: Liverpool and Tottenham battle for Argentina striker

Date published: Monday 12th September 2016 7:57

Lucas Alario: Striker recently made Argentina debut

Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in an Argentina international, while Romelu Lukaku is unhappy with Everton again, according to today’s papers.



Tottenham and Liverpool are among four clubs understood to be interested in River Plate striker Lucas Alario.

Alario recently signed a new contract until 2020 with the Argentinian outfit, however the deal includes a release clause of £15.2million.

And according to Marca, Liverpool, Spurs, Torino and Benfica are all tracking the 23-year-old, who earned his first two caps for Argentina last month.

Alario has scored 19 goals in 39 matches for River Plate, helping the club win the Copa Libertadores and Recopa Sudamericana since joining from Club Atlético Colón in 2015.


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Erik Lamela wants to double his wages to £120,000-a-week to extend his Spurs contract by a further three years (Daily Mirror)

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