Tottenham Hotspur continue to be linked with another defender, despite having just signed Radu Dragusin on board.
Reports indicate Spurs are still keen on Bournemouth centre-back Lloyd Kelly are ‘keeping an eye‘ on him. The Lilywhites have been linked with the Premier League defender since the summer and are reportedly keen to add him to their squad, either in the ongoing January transfer window or during the summer.
The England U21 international has entered the final six months of his contract, which is set to expire in the summer. With no agreement reached on a contract extension, it appears increasingly likely that the player will depart.
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has now provided an update on the ongoing transfer saga involving Lloyd Kelly.
As per him, Spurs continue to keep an eye on the Kelly’s situation. Meanwhile, Serie A clubs AC Milan and Juventus have reportedly entered the picture, expressing interest in the centre-half and engaging in discussions with the player’s representatives.
Sheth also touched upon the possibility that Kelly could opt to stay with Bournemouth, potentially choosing to extend his contract at the end of the season.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, he said:
“They’ve kept an eye on the Lloyd Kelly situation. He’s only got six months left on his contract. AC Milan and Juventus are talking to his representatives over a pre-contract agreement. Remember, when it comes to a pre-contract agreement, you don’t need to talk to the club, you can just talk straight to the player because the player is allowed to do that. There is still a possibility that Lloyd Kelly will stay at Bournemouth at least until the end of the season and maybe even sign a new contract because Bournemouth have opened talks over a new deal with Lloyd Kelly, but he holds all the cards here.”
Given the injuries and suspensions affecting the club’s primary centre-backs, Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven, Ange Postecoglou is seeking a more dependable defender to complement Dragusin in the squad.
With the quoted transfer price standing at approximately £30 million, the Lilywhites have the opportunity to enter negotiations for the player, who is versatile enough to also contribute as a left-back.
Spurs are not the only Premier League club expressing interest in the defender, as Liverpool are also said to be monitoring the situation.