Spurs outbid by Lyon for Celta star but player favours Prem move

Date published: Friday 18th August 2017 10:30 - Oli Fisher

Spurs have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Celta Vigo’s £15million-rated midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop.

According to The Sun, Spurs have made Diop their primary target for the attacking midfield department having ruled out a move for Everton’s Ross Barkley.

The Daily Mail claim that Ligue 1 side Lyon may have sparked a bidding war however, as they have offered more than the North London club’s £9m bid.

In addition, Lyon have made offered a lucrative contract to the Spain U19 international in the hope of tempting him to move to France.

One piece of good news for Spurs though is that the 20-year-old would prefer a move to the Premier League, according to the report.

Celta are not under pressure to sell their Senegal-born star, who has a £25m release clause on a contract with four years left on it.

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