Tottenham are to turn their attention to AS Roma forward Marco Borriello, after their efforts to sign Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez have been firmly turned away.
Sky Italia report that Tottenham are just one of a host of clubs interested in taking the 30-year old forward away from Rome, with c and Galatasaray also eager to agree on a deal.
There is reportedly little interest from clubs within Serie A for the forward who has just returned from a six month loan spell at Juventus, scoring two goals in a mere seven appearances.
Tottenham would have hoped that the permanent transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City would have been completed by now, but complications regarding the former Arsenal’s forward’s wage demands are proving to be a stumbling block, as he looks to hold out for a more lucrative deal, with City very reluctant to keep paying a £105,000 contribution to the forward's wage each week.
As negotiations for one forward continue, Borriello may be seen as a more attainable target than Atletico Madrid forward Adrian. The 24-year-old who joined Atletico from Deportivo La Coruña last summer has generated interest from clubs across Europe following an outstanding season at the Vicente Calderón, playing a key role in the club’s Europa League success.
Thus far, both Atletico club president Enrique Cerezo and manager Diego Simeone have firmly rejected any approaches from the north London club for Adrian. “Adrian will not leave Atletico Madrid," Simeone told a press conference. "That is clear."