Telephone call on Thursday evening – President wants to seal transfer for Tottenham star

On Thursday, journalist Ignazio Genuardi stated Lazio continue to push to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris. He also stated the goalkeeper has agreed to lower his demands and would be willing to take a three-year deal worth €2m per year.

Alfredo Pedullà now states Lazio president Claudio Lotito has decided to ‘go all the way’ to secure the Tottenham star’s services.

The Serie A side and their officials have to sort out both the economic and sporting aspect of the operation.

There’s again talk of the 36-year-old competing with current No.1, Ivan Provedel.

In addition to this, the Frenchman’s salary would be more than double what Provedel gets. The latter, for now, is considered as an ‘absolute guarantee’ under Maurizio Sarri.

Despite this, Lotito ‘wants to close’ the deal for the Tottenham player. He feels Lloris is a ‘specialist’ and his addition would further bolster Lazio’s squad.

Alfredo Pedullà states the president held another telephone conversation with Lloris’ entourage on Thursday evening, where he was set to ‘insist and offer the contract requested’.

The journalist adds the operation could be closed soon if the Spurs star doesn’t ask for guarantees to become the first-choice goalkeeper at Lazio.

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It’s a summer of change in north London with Ange Postecoglou bringing a completely different direction to the club in terms of mindset and also the style of football.

The Australian has already brought in a number of new signings while more are expected to follow after Spurs recouped an initial £86million from the sale of talismanic goalscorer Harry Kane to Bayern Munich last weekend.

Postecoglou still wants another centre-back and midfielder, while a new striker is also a must after Kane’s exit.

However, there is also plenty of focus on players leaving the club, with club legend Hugo Lloris close to sealing his own exit.

Serie A side Lazio are continuing their chase for the veteran stopper, with French journalist Ignazio Genuardi sharing his latest on the proposed transfer.

He has tweeted that the Rome-based outfit are ‘pushing’ the negotiations with the 36-year-old, although there are issues that remain – namely around the current salary Lloris earns in north London.

Lloris happy to take pay cut to seal move

However, according to Genuardi, the Frenchman has now lowered his demands, and would take a three-year contract that makes him €2million net per year.

The report adds that Lazio are still negotiating that and are ‘unlikely to go any higher’ – especially because Lloris is not their only option for the position.

Gazzetta Dello Sport adds that if Lloris does join Lazio then he is expected to be back up to No.1 Ivan Provedel.

Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri is, however, concerned that Lloris’ arrival could have a negative effect on Provedel and is not exactly fully on board with the transfer.

Still, club president Claudio Lotito believes it’s great to get such an experienced player in the squad. To that end, he is set to continue to negotiate for his arrival.


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