It was widely reported last night that Spurs had failed with another summer bid, this time for German international and Lazio striker Miroslav Klose.
The player had previously been mentioned as a target for the club before he left for Italy and he confirmed to the local press that a definite approach had been made.
“Tottenham came looking for me, but I signed for Lazio until 2014 and I intend to respect that contract,” he told Sportal.it.
Meanwhile, Brazilian midfielder Hernanes is another Lazio based player who is believed to have come under our radar. Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Andrade Lima is a 26 year old with 8 full caps who has been in Rome sine 2012.
As an attacking midfielder, his goal to game ratio is impressive as it approaches one in three but it seems unlikely that his present employers are interested in any deal.
“I met president Lotito at Villa San Sebastiano. We talked about today, and also about the future,” said Hernanes’ agent.
“Lotito has confirmed to me that Hernanes is a very important player for Lazio, but I would not to enter into the details of our discussions.
“Extending the contract? Hernanes has an agreement that ties him to SS Lazio until 2015 so there is still time.”
Either player could have been an excellent option for Spurs but for now at least, it seems like no-go in both cases.