According to a report from Calciomercato, Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan, who is happy at San Siro and will soon get a fresh, improved contract with the Rossoneri in the near future.
There is a lot of speculation surrounding Tottenham this summer.
Of course, the two main talking points are who will be managing Spurs next season, and whether talismanic striker Harry Kane will still be in North London.
But another issue to address will be who will be their number one.
Certainly, most Lilywhites fans are willing to see a new shot-stopper arrive in between the sticks, with veteran Hugo Lloris’ form generally on a downward trajectory.
It is certainly big shoes to fill for Spurs. Lloris has been one of the Premier League’s best over the last decade, so it’s no wonder that they have their eye on some of the best keepers around.
One name on Daniel Levy’s radar seems to be Maignan.
Of course, the Frenchman came up against Tottenham in the Champions League recently, making a couple of crucial saves as the Rossoneri secured their ticket to the quarter-final.
Maignan is one of the top goalkeepers in Europe right now.
Only 27, the France number one should have his best years ahead of him, but convincing Milan to sell him will be a tough task for Spurs.
Milan are aware that they have one of the best goalkeepers in the world in their squad and they are planning a move to recognise that by making him one of the highest earners at San Siro in order to fend off any potential suitors, throwing a spanner in the works for Tottenham, who have scouted him heavily in recent months.
Maignan currently earns €2.8 million net per year at AC Milan on a contract running until June 2026, which doesn’t have any release clause, but he’s not on the market for Milan and the player himself doesn’t want to leave.
Other options the north London club like are Brentford star David Raya, Brighton’s Robert Sanchez and Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili.