The Willian transfer may be dead but Tottenham’s pursuit of Erik Lamela intensifies with claims that a £30m+ deal for the Argentine international could be announced within the next 24 hours. Overall, the press have subdued this one amidst the latest Bale Frenzy but signs over the weekend suggest that the Roma forward is on his way out of Serie A.
At the weekend, Lamela was left out of the Roma staring XI that faced Livorno while reports yesterday claim that the Italian club have already lined up Fiorentina’s Adem Ljajic as his replacement.
Late on Monday evening, more reports came in suggesting that a fee had been agreed between Spurs and Roma although no-one could decide what that was. Goal.com led with two identical headlines within an hour of each other – one claiming 30 million euros and the other 35 million.
Whatever the final figure may be, it looks as if Erik Lamela is the man to come in this week with further stories claiming that Bale will be allowed to leave once that deal is done.