Report: Tottenham confident cut-price Pau Lopez offer will be accepted

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during the press conference

Lopez has spent the season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur from Espanyol.

Tottenham's Pau Lopez and Son Heung-min during trainingTottenham's Pau Lopez [left]

Tottenham Hotspur are confident Espanyol will accept their offer for on-loan goalkeeper Pau Lopez - despite it being around £4.25 million short of the £6 million option they had in place in January, the Guardian reports.

Tottenham are said to have passed up the opportunity to buy Lopez outright, believing they could get him for a lower price.

And it is claimed that the Premier League runners-up have since lodged a bid of £1.75 million, with another £1.75 million potentially due in add-ons, along with a cut of any future sale.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Pau LopezPau Lopez in action for Espanyol

Lopez failed to appear competitively in his season at White Hart Lane, despite being Espanyol's first choice throughout the 2015-16 campaign.

However, the Guardian reports that the Spaniard remains highly rated by Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino, and the feeling - it seems - is mutual, with Lopez "not inclined" to extend his Espanyol deal which expires next summer.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

And that is said to have left Tottenham believing they are in a strong negotiating position, as they seek to back up experienced pair Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.

Recruiting Lopez permanently could enable Luke McGee to return to Peterborough United on a full-time basis, after the League One side admitted their interest in the 21-year-old last month.

Tottenham's Luke McGee warms upTottenham's Luke McGee

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