Fabrizio Romano says two Serie A clubs have entered race for Spurs centre-back target

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have competition to contend with from AC Milan and Juventus for Bournemouth centre-back Lloyd Kelly.

It was reported by The Athletic on transfer deadline day this summer that Spurs had made an offer of £20m for Kelly, which was turned down by Bournemouth.

The outlet explained that the Cherries were reluctant to let the defender leave so late in the window since they did not have time to bring in a suitable replacement.

Since then, multiple sources, including Matt Barlow (Daily Mail) and Dean Jones (GiveMeSport), have claimed that Tottenham could reignite their interest in the 25-year-old when the transfer window reopens in January, with the player’s current deal at the Vitality Stadium running out next summer.

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Juve and Milan enter the race for Lloyd Kelly

However, Romano has now taken to social media to state that the Bournemouth star has emerged as a target for both Juve and Milan.

The journalist states that while the Rossoneri see the English centre-back as an ‘interesting’ option, the Old Lady have also asked to be kept informed of the player’s situation.

Finally, Romano adds that the Cherries have no option to extend Kelly’s current contract which runs out in 2024.

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Kelly would be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a non-English club in January. Juve and Milan might have already reached out to the defender’s representatives regarding the same.

Bournemouth would prefer to sell him for a small fee in January over losing him for nothing next summer but I wonder if the centre-back might be put off from joining Spurs due to fears of a lack of game time at N17.

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