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Report: Tottenham receive a boost as 24 y/o captain struggles to agree a new contract; has a £25.8m release clause

Tottenham-linked Lorenzo Pellegrini is struggling to agree terms on a new contract with AS Roma.

According to Calcio7rcato, the midfielder’s failure to agree on a new contract has attracted two clubs. Liverpool and Spurs are willing to pay the Italy international’s €30m (£25.8m) release clause.

The Lilywhites have been linked with a raft of attackers during this summer’s transfer window. They are also said to be interested in Nicolas Gonzalez and Joaquin Correira. Meanwhile, Jonathan Bamba is also of interest to the club.

Links with the Serie A ace comes amid Fabio Paratici’s appointment as director of football. Former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca is also said to be close to joining the club as the new head coach.

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TBR View: Pellegrini faltering contract talks provides Tottenham with opportunity

The current climate of football means there are plenty of clubs struggling during this transfer window.

The north London giants announced a loss of $85.5m (£60.6m) for the last financial year.

Pellegrini and his failing contract talks make him a suitable target for Tottenham. Their poor financial situation can be helped by the player’s low release clause.

There’s also the added bonus of the player having played under the arriving Fonseca during his time with the Italian side. And with his age and level of quality, he presents great reasons for Spurs to sign him.

Pellegrini has shown some promise during his young, fledgling career. Despite being just 24-years-old, he was named as the captain by Fonseca back in February.

He scored 11 times and contributed nine assists in just 47 games across all competitions.

This summer proves a crucial window for the club. Their appointment of Paratici is a sign of an approach in the Italian market. With a low release clause and one year left on his deal, Pellegrini would be an astute piece of business.

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