Tottenham are poised to sell Hugo Lloris and spend £35m on his replacement in January, while Man Utd will look to gazump Liverpool in the race for a German hot-shot, according to Sunday’s papers.
TOTTENHAM READY TO SPEND BIG ON AJAX GOALKEEPER
Tottenham have put Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana at the top of their wish list to replace Hugo Lloris, according to a report.
France goalkeeper Lloris is currently sidelined with an elbow injury, but his form prior to the setback had already raised alarm at Tottenham with Mauricio Pochettino said to have been scouring the market for potential replacements.
Now according to The Sun on Sunday, Pochettino and Tottenham are keen to make a £30m approach to Ajax for the skillful Onana.
The paper claims Ajax would be prepared to sell the Cameroon keeper, but would likely seek bids nearer £35m – a fee Spurs shouldn’t have too much trouble matching.
In addition, it’s claimed Spurs could look to usher Lloris out of the door in January, with PSG seemingly the most likely destination for the former Monaco man.
Paulo Gazzaniga has stood in impressively for Lloris in recent weeks, but Tottenham want a more established man to fill the gap long term – and Onana is that man.
Spurs had earmarked him as a potential future recruit around a year ago and his stock has since risen after Ajax’s run in the Champions League last season, where they were eventually beaten by Spurs in the semi-finals.
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Real Madrid are reportedly hoping to offload outcasts Mariano and Brahim Diaz in January (Mail on Sunday)
Barcelona will allow Tottenham target Carles Alena to leave the club on loan in January, with the midfielder desperate for more first-team minutes (Mail on Sunday)
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Wolves are keen on in-form Huddersfield striker Karlan Grant (The Sun on Sunday)
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