Tuesday August 22 2017
Tottenham bid €30m for Keita?

Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to meet Lazio’s €30m asking price for Keita Balde Diao, according to the Corriere dello Sport.

The striker will be out of contract at the end of the season and is boycotting training sessions because he wants to force through a Juventus switch.

However, Juve are offering only €15m, whereas Keita has already rejected much more lucrative bids from Milan, West Ham United and Napoli.

This is a tactic that Lazio President Claudio Lotito called "extortion."

The Corriere dello Sport claims on its Wednesday front page story that Tottenham could be the answer with a proposal worth €30m.

While the Senegal international seems to refuse all Serie A offers that are not Juventus, he might be swayed by the possibility of playing in the Premier League.

The extremely pacey 22-year-old scored 16 goals with five assists in 31 Serie A appearances for Lazio last season, despite regularly starting from the bench.