Erik Lamela reportedly not keen on Juventus move; Tottenham must spend around £8.5m to sign Llorente

Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela has found himself in the headlines as the reports of a move for Fernando Llorente continue.

According to a report from Tuttosport, Tottenham Hotspur offered Juventus the chance to take Erik Lamela in part-exchange for Fernando Llorente this summer.

The report claims Tottenham are very interested in signing the Spanish striker and that they suggested the Argentine could head in the other direction, but with Juventus needing to add cash to make any deal viable the Serie A champions refused, preferring to deal specifically with a cash-only deal for Llorente.

The forward has not had the best of times since swapping his homeland for a spell in Italy, scoring just nine goals in 45 appearances last season and totalling 27 goals in 90 games to date.

Prior to that Llorente netted 111 times for Athletic Bilbao and he would be an interesting and potentially very effective option should he arrive at Spurs, but it seems Lamela will not be heading the other way.

The Tuttosport report claims Lamela is not interested in moving to the Champions League runners-up and that Tottenham have been told to bid between €10 and €12million outright to sign the striker.

Last season Harry Kane did most of the work up front on his own, with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both disappointing. As a result, Tottenham desperately need a new striker but it remains to be seen if Llorente will be deemed value for money given his age and his recent dip in form.

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