Tottenham Hotspur could find it easier to strike a deal for Lloyd Kelly in the January transfer window if Bournemouth cannot convince the defender to sign a new contract.

While Spurs managed to bring in one high-quality centre-back during the summer in Micky van de Ven, it was widely expected the club would sign another before the transfer window closed.

That didn’t happen, and with the departure of Davinson Sanchez last week, the Lilywhites may find themselves short of cover in the central defensive area.

According to The Athletic, Spurs had offered £20m for Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly on deadline day. That offer was knocked back, and the 24-year-old remains a key part of the Cherries squad for the time being.

It has been claimed by journalist Matt Barlow (Daily Mail) that Spurs could return with another approach for Kelly in the next transfer window.

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Bournemouth may have to sell Lloyd Kelly

Now, it has been suggested by Football Insider that Bournemouth could find themselves forced to let Kelly go in January, as his contract is due to run out at the end of the season.

It is thought the Premier League side may look to “cash in” on their player in the winter transfer window, and this has put Spurs on “high alert.”

A “cut-price offer” could sway the Cherries in the New Year, as they look to “recoup a fee” for Kelly. It is said both Tottenham and Liverpool will be keen to explore this avenue.

Spurs Web Opinion

Lloyd Kelly is a decent player and could be a good fit for us, especially if we can get a cheaper deal for him. However, I do think there are better options out there.

I would probably lean towards Tosin Adarabioyo over Kelly, but either way, I think we would get a good squad player who can provide solid cover at the back. 

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