Monaco agree deal with Lazio for Tottenham target Keita Balde as Liverpool chase Thomas Lemar
By Sky in Italy
Last Updated: 29/08/17 2:30pm
Monaco have reached a £27.9m agreement with Lazio to sign Keita Balde, according to Sky in Italy.
Balde is similar as an attacking player to Thomas Lemar and has been a target for Tottenham and Juventus this summer.
Liverpool's Lemar bids rejected
Liverpool have had two bids rejected by Monaco for winger Thomas Lemar, according to Sky sources.
Lemar has been the subject of two failed bids from Liverpool in the last 24 hours as Jurgen Klopp embarks on one final recruitment push before the transfer deadline.
But Monaco are also on the hunt for replacements for Kylian Mbappe, who is on the verge of joining Paris Saint-Germain on loan before a permanent £166m switch next summer.
Spurs attempted to sign Balde earlier this summer but the player was keen on a switch to Juventus, Sky in Italy understands.
The 22-year-old Senegal international was a star of Serie A last season, scoring 16 goals during his 39 appearances in all competitions for Lazio.
Balde was born in Catalonia, Spain and was part of Barcelona's La Masia academy before moving to Lazio's youth levels in 2013.