Tottenham Hotspur are determined to sign the Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly before the summer transfer window closes.
A report from the Times claims that Tottenham have had a £20 million offer rejected for the central defender earlier today. However, the north London outfit are now ‘set to increase their offer’ for the 24-year-old.
Kelly has been a key player for Bournemouth and it remains to be seen whether the Cherries are prepared to sell him. Bournemouth will struggle to find a quality replacement for the player if he leaves this late in the window.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are desperate to add defensive depth to the side. Davinson Sanchez has been linked with a move away from the club and Japhet Tanganga is also expected to seal a deadline-day move away from north London. Eric Dier could be on his way as well.
Tottenham cannot expect to go through an entire season with Mikey van de Ven and Cristian Romero as the only reliable senior defenders at the club. Signing another central defender should be a top priority for them and Kelly will be a useful option.
The 24-year-old can operate as a central defender as well as a full-back. He is well-settled in English football and he could make an immediate impact at Tottenham if the transfer goes through.
A move to a top six club would be a step up in Kelly’s career as well and he will be hoping that the two clubs can come to an agreement soon.