Report: Tottenham hold talks with Juventus over Lamela and Llorente deals

Fernando Llorente

Tottenham and Juventus have reportedly held talks over two potential deals.

According to Calcio Mercato, Tottenham and Juventus have held talks over the futures of Fernando Llorente and Erik Lamela.

Juventus have wasted no time strengthening their squad after last weekend's 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona, snapping up Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira and Palermo striker Paulo Dybala.

'The Old Lady' are expected to strengthen further as they attempt to mount another tilt at Europe's biggest prize next season, with Massimiliano Allegri's men looking to prove that their exploits this past season were far from a flash in the pan.

Calcio Mercato now believe that Juve are already speaking to Tottenham about a couple of deals, which would see two players going in opposite directions.

The first matter of business was, allegedly, to discuss the future of Spanish striker Fernando Llorente. The giant target man has been a bit-part player this season, and Juve have offered him to Spurs - but there is a difference of €6m in terms of what Tottenham would be willing to pay and what Juve are prepared to sell him for, with Spurs only preparing to pay €9m for the experienced forward.

The second deal was concerning Erik Lamela. The Argentine flourished in Serie A with Roma but has blown hot and cold in the Premier League, with Juventus testing the water to see whether they could lure him back to Italy. The report states that Tottenham would be willing to sell, but only for €35m, which Juventus believe is too expensive.

Given the stalemate between the two clubs, Calcio Mercato believe that a second meeting has already been arranged to discuss the moves further as the transfer window begins to hot up already.

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