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Report claims Tottenham interest in captain has been confirmed; his release clause expires in 10 days

A report from Calciomercato has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Lorenzo Pellegrini has been confirmed, but added that they seem unwilling to trigger the release clause in his contract.

Fabio Paratici is now making waves in the transfer market. The club look to be closing in on deals for Pierluigi Gollini and Bryan Gil.

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Several other names are reportedly on their radar. Many of those linked currently ply their trade in Italy.

One of those apparently on their wishlist is Pellegrini. It was claimed last month that Spurs and Liverpool want the Roma midfielder.

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However, that report also noted that they would have to trigger his £25.9 million release clause if they want to sign the 25-year-old.

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Calciomercato has now provided an update on his future. Pellegrini is out of contract with the Giallorossi next summer.

His preference is to stay in the Italian capital. He is their current captain. However, he also wants a pay-rise on his £41,500-a-week salary.

And there is interest. In fact, Calciomercato reports that Spurs’ desire to sign him has been ‘confirmed’. But the report adds that Tottenham seem unwilling to trigger his release clause.

They are also running out of time. The clause reportedly expires in 10 days.

Some Tottenham fans may feel opportunity’s been missed if club don’t trigger Pellegrini release clause

When the previous links with Pellegrini emerged, several supporters insisted that he would be a fantastic signing.

So some may feel that not triggering his release clause would see a brilliant opportunity pass them by.

Roma, understandably, are not going to let him leave for less. So a move this summer may soon be off the table.

Perhaps they may feel that they have a chance of signing him ahead of next summer. But if that is the strategy, it may be a risk from Paratici.

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