Chelsea, Tottenham hit by price hike for top keeper target as fresh report reveals €60m premium
Chelsea and Tottenham may have to find an extra €20million if they want to land their next goalkeeper this summer, following a fresh report on Monday.
The Premier League duo, who both remain without permanent managers, are also expected to be in the market for a new No.1 this summer and have their eyes on an Inter Milan star.
A recent report from TuttoMercatoWeb stated that the Blues were ready to make a ‘concrete attempt’ to sign Inter stopper Andre Onana, although Spurs’ interest has been significant for some time.
TMW claimed that Chelsea were prepared to make an offer of €40million for the 27-year-old Cameroon international.
However, Italian newspaper Tuttosport has expanded on the potential transfer and Chelsea’s interest in particular.
They report that Onana‘s performances for Inter this season ‘have not gone unnoticed’ and that the Stamford Bridge outfit ‘continue to monitor’ the player.
Tuttosport adds that even though the Nerazzurri view him as a pivotal player, if an offer of €60m offer arrives then that ‘could not be refused’.
At this stage, it remains to seen whether the Blues will be willing to up their original proposal, although much will depend on their next managerial appointment.
Chelsea still waiting on Pochettino appointment
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to be announced as the club’s new boss in due course, although the continued delay casts doubt over whether there are still significant issues to be resolved before any contract is signed.
As for Spurs, they are expected to part company with the long-serving Hugo Lloris this summer.
The Frenchman, has been ruled out for the final games of the season, has struggled this season and made some high-profile errors along the way.
Fraser Forster has once again stepped in but he’s not viewed as the long-term answer in north London.
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