TuttoMercatoWeb have revealed that Lazio have opened talks to tie down director of football Igli Tare to a new contract amidst fears that Tottenham could swoop for the Albanian.
On the back of Juventus’ capital gains trial in Italy last month, it was ruled that Fabio Paratici was in line for a 30-month suspension from Italian football (Gianluca Di Marzio), with that ban expected to be extended to the UK (Tancredi Palmer).
While Spurs are still waiting for the verdict of Juventus’ appeal, it has been suggested recently that the North Londoners are already making contingency plans in case the ban is upheld for their managing director of football.
The Mirror suggested last week that Spurs could turn to Benfica talent spotter Rui Pedro Braz to replace Paratici while CalcioMecatoWeb.it claimed over the weekend that Tare and Napoli sporting director, Cristiano Giuntoli, are two other options on Tottenham’s wishlist.
TMW have now explained that Lazio president Claudio Lotito is aware that Tare is on the radars of both Spurs and Juventus, and is thus trying to ‘accelerate’ efforts to tie down the 49-year-old to a three-year contract extension.
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There is a huge shadow hanging over Tottenham at the moment, with the verdict of Paratici’s ban unclear while Conte’s future at the club is also in doubt.
In addition, it has been well-documented that the club is for sale and that Levy is speaking to potential investors.
While these things, in theory, should not affect the players, there is often a trickle-down effect on the team, given the uncertainty around the future direction of the club.
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