The latest reports from Turkey have installed Lazio as the favourites to sign Tottenham Hotspur target, Vedat Muriqi.
Tottenham reportedly had a bid turned down by Fenerbache for Muriqi during the January transfer window (Turkish TV Channel A Spor) and have been backed to return with another bid for him this summer (Aspor).
While there continues to be speculation from Turkey linking Spurs with a move for the Kosovo international, journalists close to Tottenham, including Football.London’s Alasdair Gold, have express doubts about the rumours.
The report suggests that the Serie A club are in negotiations with Fenerbache for the centre-forward and have already made an €18million (£16.2m) offer for him.
However, the Turkish giants are said to be holding out for around €20m (£18m) to sanction a deal. Fenerbahce reportedly have little choice but to cash in on the striker as they look to ease their financial owes.
Spurs Web Opinion
Spending around £18m on a striker who is unproven in a top league, is not smart business, particularly when there seem to be more tried and tested options available for the same price. If Jose wants to sign a target man who can hold the ball up, I would prefer us to bring in an option like Deeney, rather than taking a gamble on Muriqi.
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