Tottenham Hotspur target Keita Balde hands in medical note to miss Lazio training

Tottenham and Juventus are both keen on Lazio's Keita Balde.

Wantaway Lazio forward Keita Balde continues to miss time at the club as he pushes for a summer move.

La Republicca report the 22-year-old excused himself from training on Monday by handing in a doctor's medical note.

The report states a doctor has prescribed him seven days 'psychological rest' amid ongoing uncertainty over his future.

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio in action during the pre-season friendly match between SS Lazio and F.C Kufstein on August 1, 2017 in Kufstein, Austria.

Balde missed Lazio's Super Cup win over Juventus and their Serie A opener against SPAL, as one of the summer's most bitter transfer sagas drags on.

Keita is keen on a move to Juventus but Lazio are determined not to sell to the champions.

The Mirror report Tottenham Hotspur are showing a strong interest, while SkyBet list the North London side as 3/1 second favourites to land the Senegal international.

Balde Diao Keita of SS Lazio during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Malaga CF and SS Lazio at Estadio La Rosaleda on August 5, 2017 in Malaga, Spain.

Keita, 22, scored 16 goals last season and can play on the wing or as a striker. He ended last season with eight goals in his last six games.

Juventus are the favourites for his signature, and Lazio's current determination not to sell to them could change before the transfer window is over.

While the situation remains as it is, a big offer from Tottenham for the talent could be the answer Lazio wish for to resolve the long running saga.

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