Lucas Alario's agent claims no official Spurs bid yet, confirms release clause in contract

River Plate's Lucas Alario in action

River Plate striker Lucas Alario has been linked with a move to Tottenham.

River Plate's Lucas Alario in actionRiver Plate's Lucas Alario in action

The agent of River Plate striker Lucas Alario has told Calcio Mercato that he hasn't received an official bid from Tottenham yet - but admitted there is a release clause in the 23-year-old's contract.

Alario, who signed for River from Colon in 2015, has hit six goals in 13 games this season, and his exploits appear to have attracted interest.

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River have seen many strikers over the years head to Europe; Fernando Cavenaghi, Maxi Lopez, Radamel Falcao, Gonzalo Higuain and Teofilo Gutierrez have all left South America for European clubs in recent memory, and now Alario could follow suit.

Argentinian TV channel TyC Sports reported on Friday that Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to bring Alario to White Hart Lane as he searches for cover for leading goalscorer Harry Kane.

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Alario is attracting major interest during this summer's transfer window, and his agent has been asked about the situation surrounding the centre forward.

Pedro Aldave, Alario's agent, has been quoted by Calcio Mercato as saying that he hasn't yet received an official bid from Tottenham, but didn't deny that Mauricio Pochettino's men are interested.

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Aldave went on to say that he has also spoken to teams in Italy about a possible move for Alario this summer, and revealed that there is a release clause in the striker's contract with River Plate.

Whilst Goal suggested that the release clause was €15m (£12.5m), Aldave claims that the value is actually $15m (£11.3m) - and if a team meets that value, the player will move on this summer.

"Alario has a contract and for the moment there is no official offer, not from Tottenham nor other clubs," said Aldave. "I have been in Italy recently and they asked me how much is the player. If some clubs will pay the $15 million in his release clause, Alario will leave the River: it is a unique opportunity," he added.

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