Tottenham are interested in signing Lazio forward Joaquin Correa but are currently falling some way short of his valuation, according to reports in Italy.
Correa scored 11 goals across all competitions for Lazio last season and is set to play a part for Argentina – for whom he has five caps – in the Copa America in the coming weeks.
Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claims Lazio could be willing to sell the 26-year-old this summer but only if his suitors pay €40 million.
At the moment, says the report, Spurs – along with Arsenal and West Ham – are only willing to pay around €20 million, which they will have to increase significantly.
Lazio apparently hope Correa impresses in the Copa America so that those English clubs edge closer to his €40 million valuation.
Correa is among the substitutes for Argentina’s opening game against Chile tonight, while Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso is in the starting line-up.
Perhaps Lo Celso can convince Correa to choose Spurs over their London rivals if there is genuine interest.
Tottenham could do with a supporting striker like Correa, especially if Gareth Bale doesn’t extend his stay at the club.