Tottenham are reportedly intensifying their interest in Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to TuttoMercatoWeb. 

Spurs are facing the prospect of losing captain Hugo Lloris at the end of the season, with the Frenchman now into the final six months of his current deal. 

Antonio Conte has often reiterated his desire to keep the 35-year-old in N17 and even hinted he is confident that fresh terms will be agreed in the near future. 

However, with Lloris’ situation still up in the air, Spurs may be considering replacements should an agreement not be reached between both parties. 

TuttoMercatoWeb now claim that Spurs are stepping up their pursuit of Everton stopper Pickford as Lloris’ potential successor, with the report stating ‘progress has been made’ for the England number one.

It was suggested that Conte had shortlisted Pickford, who is valued at £30 million, alongside fellow Englishmen Dean Henderson and Sam Johnstone earlier this season as part of a plan to recruit a homegrown goalkeeper should Lloris depart the club. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

While the contract situation with Lloris is still up in the air and being negotiated, Spurs do need to look at potential successors and even back-ups if he does stay.

Pickford is beginning to remove the errors from his game and would be a decent option to bring in, but the priority here is still Lloris. 

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