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Tottenham transfer news: Torino one of two clubs chasing Pierluigi Gollini as replacement search hots up

Tottenham pair Cristian Romero and Pierluigi Gollini

Italian outfit Torino are reportedly one of two clubs to have made an initial move for Tottenham back-up goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini this summer.

The 27-year-old joined Spurs on loan for the season last summer but has only featured in cup competitions for the north London outfit and is expected to head back to Atalanta, with no agreement in place for a permanent deal.

Gollini has made 10 appearances in all for Tottenham, with the majority of them coming in Europe.

And according to Torino Granata, there is little of chance of him staying at Atalanta when he does return.

The report adds that there are no shortage of takers for the player and that, with two clubs known to be interested.

At this stage, there have been talks ‘initiated’, although no actual negotiations have actually taken place.

Torino are the one club known to have enquired as they are looking to replace Vanja Milinkovic-Savic and Etrit Berisha. Neither stopper has impressed enough this season, with Gollini firmly on their radar.

The second interested party are not named in the report. However, they are also expected to test the waters of a deal for the Italy international.

Gollini exit will leave Tottenham hole

Sadly for Gollini, the stopper has not really impressed in the opportunities given to him by Nuno Espirito Santo and then Conte.

He came to Tottenham with a good reputation, having done well in the Champions League for Atalanta. However, he was unable to oust club skipper Hugo Lloris, who extended his stay in north London in January.

Spurs have been linked with a number of keepers to try and challenge the France World Cup winner. They include the likes of West Brom’s Sam Johnstone, Manchester United’s Dean Henderson and Burnley keeper Nick Pope.

The latter actually gave a strong audition for the job on Sunday. He made several stunning saves to stop Tottenham from running riot against the Clarets in the 1-0 win.

If Burnley, who are back in the drop zone after the weekend results, do go down then Pope will almost certainly move on to bolster his England hopes ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

Johnstone will also be available this summer, with his contract running out at The Hawthorns.

Both players will expect to challenge Lloris for his position at Spurs. That can only be good news for the club – if they land either one.

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