Di Marzio: Negotiations suddenly ‘reopened’ after transfer looked to have been abandoned

Di Marzio: Negotiations suddenly ‘reopened’ after transfer looked to have been abandoned

Gianluca Di Marzio has provided an update on the transfer situation of Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, stating that talks have resumed between Lloris and Serie A side Lazio.

The Italian journalist revealed on his website that negotiations have been ‘reopened’ after fresh contact between the two parties.

Earlier reports had indicated that Lazio president Claudio Lotito was keen on signing Lloris and was determined to complete the transfer.

Alfredo Pedulla had also reported that Lotito was committed to pursuing the deal. The decision now appears to be in Lloris’s hands, and if he agrees to the terms without additional demands, the transfer could be finalized soon.

Although a move to Lazio had seemed to be have collapsed at one point due to Lloris’s hesitancy about not being a guaranteed first-choice goalkeeper as reported by L’Equipe, the latest developments suggest that a potential move is back on the table.

Lloris’ departure from Tottenham was previously confirmed by manager Ange Postecoglou, after the Frenchman was not included in the pre-season preparations, indicating his imminent exit. The player has also confirmed his desire to leave the club early in the summer.

He has been linked with several clubs over the summer, including Al-Hilal, Nice, PSG, Inter Milan, and now Lazio, as he seeks a new chapter in his career.

Tottenham have already signed Italian goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from Empoli as a replacement for Lloris who put in a solid performance against Manchester United on Saturday.

Lloris’ potential move to Lazio would mark the end of his long tenure at Tottenham and open a new chapter in his career with the Italian club.

‘Positive conversations’: Spurs on right track for ‘lightning-quick’ striker – Romano

Tottenham Hotspur are currently looking around for attacking reinforcements in wake of Harry Kane’s departure.

Spurs have been linked with a host of exciting forwards in recent weeks, in particular with Gent’s Gift Orban.

There has been a lot of speculation linking Tottenham with the 21-year-old, one of the most in-form young strikers in the world.

Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on The Debrief Podcast regarding Spurs’ pursuit of a new forward.

The transfer insider says Tottenham have had ‘positive conversations on the player side’ involving Orban.

“I think they will sign one (striker) if they get the right opportunity,” he said.

“One of the players they’re following is Gift Orban, the talented striker from Gent.

“They’ve (Tottenham) had positive conversations on the player side but never sent any bid.”

It’s good to hear that Spurs have been doing the groundwork on potential new signings in attack.

From what various reports have been saying, Tottenham have had talks with both Orban and with Gent.

It’s good to know the player-side conversations have been positive. Hopefully personal terms won’t be an issue.

As for club-side, it looks like Tottenham and Gent are still trying to come to an agreement over a potential fee.

Understandably, Spurs don’t want to pay too much, while Orban’s club wants to make as much as they can from their biggest asset.

Orban is certainly a good shout for Spurs. He’s extremely talented and prolific, young, and not particularly expensive even at Gent’s top valuation.

The 21-year-old has been deemed a ‘lightning-quick’ striker with ‘no shortage of desirable qualities for a forward’, and ‘one of Europe’s hottest football commodities‘.

Tottenham still have plenty of time to make a bid. If Spurs manage to sort out details on player-side and club-side, things should then move quite quickly.

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