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Report: Mourinho prioritising bid for £100k-a-week Spurs star as Paratici eyes target for his position


Spurs star Hugo Lloris is wanted by Roma, with AS Roma Live reporting that the Tottenham Hotspur skipper is Jose Mourinho’s top goalkeeper target in the transfer window.

Lloris appears to have left the door open for a potential move away this summer.

It was recently claimed that the 34-year-old had rejected a new deal in North London. His current terms – worth £100,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – are set to expire next year.

And when asked whether his club future still lied with Tottenham, Lloris insisted that he is not going to talk about his plans until after Euro 2020.

That may have been music to Mourinho’s ears as, according to AS Roma Live, Lloris is Roma’s top goalkeeper target.

It is claimed that the stopper tops a list which includes Rui Patricio and Pierluigi Gollini.

Interestingly, AS Roma Live reports that incoming Spurs director of football Fabio Paratici wants Wojciech Szczesny.

It is also claimed that Szczesny wants to return to the Premier League.

It would foolish to rule anything out in the transfer window. However, there looks to be next to no chance that Tottenham will make a move for Szczesny.

He is a very good goalkeeper. But having played for Arsenal for so long, there is surely no way that Spurs fans would be prepared to accept such a deal.

It is not a summer in which Daniel Levy can afford to score many more own goals. They have struggled to appoint a new manager. And Harry Kane is reportedly considering his future.

Letting Lloris leave for the Italian capital and bringing in Szczesny would certainly be another.

Perhaps Mourinho is indeed keen to sign Lloris. But Spurs simply cannot let him go if Szczesny is the man lined up to replace him.

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