Villarreal president Fernando Roig admitted two weeks ago that although the Spanish club are keen to sign Lo Celso permanently following his impressive loan spell, they cannot afford a deal for the Argentine unless it only sells players first (El Periodico Mediterraneo).
Some reports have suggested Tottenham could use the midfielder as a counterweight in a deal to sign Pau Torres from the Yellow Submarine (Daily Mail).
Atletico Madrid have also been credited with an interest in the Spurs man, with The daily express claiming last week that Diego Simeone is a fan of his compatriot.
La Nazione have now revealed that Fiorentina have also entered the race to sign Lo Celso.
The report says Viola made an approach for the 26-year-old during the January transfer window and has now rekindled his interest in the player.
It is explained that the negotiations to bring Lo Celso to the Artemio Franchi stadium are currently in the ‘initial phase’.
Boosts web opinion
I never thought there would be a lack of interest in Lo Celso this summer, given the midfielder’s performance at Villarreal in the second half of the season.
However, Spurs’ problem is that few Italian and Spanish clubs have the money to spend this summer. Perhaps that’s why Paratici is forced to consider partial swap deals for the Argentine.
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