Report: Everton and Tottenham join Marco Sportiello hunt

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Bournemouth have apparently already seen a bid rejected in the January transfer window.

Everton and Tottenham have joined Bournemouth in the hunt for Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello, reports CalcioMercato.

The young goalkeeper has enjoyed a fine campaign in Serie A so far, keeping 10 clean sheets, a record that puts him in the top five goalkeepers in the division.

His performances have not gone unnoticed either, with a number of clubs in Europe tracking him.

Indeed, Premier League side Bournemouth already tried to move ahead of the competition making a £6.2 million bid in January, as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb.

And now their Premier League counterparts Everton and Tottenham have joined them, with both thought to be monitoring the 23-year-old according to CalcioMercato.

The Toffees will need a new number one for next season, with Tim Howard returning to the MLS in the summer and Sportiello could be an ideal long-term replacement.

Spurs’ interest is slightly more confusing, with Hugo Lloris the undisputed number one, although they may be thinking of him as a number two to replace Michel Vorm.

Both would face competition for his services though, with both Roma and Napoli interested, while Galatasary and an unnamed German side are also keen.

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