Tottenham move for €40m-rated former loanee also wanted by Chelsea

Date published: Sunday 14th June 2020 2:54

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Tottenham are reportedly ready to make a move for former loanee Pau Lopez, who is also wanted by Chelsea and West Ham.

According to Estadio Deportivo, as cited by sportslens, Spurs are keen on bringing the Roma goalkeeper back to north London as the look for competition for Hugo Lloris.

The report adds that the Serie A giants are willing to sell the 25-year-old stopper for €40million (£35.89m).

London rivals Chelsea and West Ham are also on the hunt for a new keeper and are said to have scouted the former Real Betis man with a view to a move.

Lopez had a season on loan at Tottenham from Espanyol during the 2016-17 campaign, although he failed to make a senior appearance for the club.

The 6ft 2in stopper has played 25 Serie A games for Roma this season, and added six starts in the Europa League. He has seemingly done enough to convince scouts he is worthy of a big-money move.

Chelsea’s interest in Lopez comes as no great surprise, given that first-choice Kepa has reportedly been given nine-games to save his Stamford Bridge career.

The Hammers are perhaps a little more surprising, given how Łukasz Fabiański has performed since his arrival from Swansea in 2018.

Meanwhile, a Norwich player – and one other person at a Premier League club – has tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of testing.

The player was one of two positive cases from 1,200 tests, with Sky Sports News confirming that he played in Friday’s behind-closed-doors friendly against Tottenham.

The player must now self-isolate for seven days, which rules him out of Norwich’s Premier League game against Southampton this Friday.

 

 

Norwich beat Spurs 2-1 on Friday, but players from either club who may have come in contact with the player will not have to self-isolate. They are not deemed to have been in contact for long enough, according to Government advice.

Close contact is defined by the Government as being within two metres of someone who is a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more. Read more…

 

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