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Tottenham told to fork out £50m transfer fee for Nick Pope by Burnley this summer as Mourinho eyes Lloris replacement

BURNLEY have demanded £50million from Tottenham if they are to sell Nick Pope this summer, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho is eager to find a replacement for Hugo Lloris and is considering a move for the Clarets shot-stopper.

Nick Pope is on Tottenham’s transfer radar but would command a significant transfer fee
Burnley’s Nick Pope in action against Tottenham earlier this season

Pope, 28, has been grabbing attention due to his fine form this season, making nine clean sheets in 24 games in a struggling Burnley side.

The likes of Chelsea and West Ham have come knocking as a result, but it seems Burnley are determined to keep him.

His contract runs until 2023 with the option of an extra year, so his asking price has been set at £50m, report LanchashireLive.

Such a price tag is a blow for Spurs as they had a net spend of only £47m last summer.

If Pope was to move for that fee the Clarets would make an eye-watering profit of £48.5m, having signed him for £1.5m from Charlton in 2016.

He has been one of the best keepers in the league this season, while the ageing Lloris, now 34, is on the decline.

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Nick Pope saves at the feet of West Bromwich Albion’s Turkish midfielder Okay Yokuslu

Pope has made 92 saves this year compared to the Frenchman’s 73, and has picked up an average WhoScored rating of 6.9.

The keeper is also an England international, and his value has been inflated to reflect that.

He would be a long-term investment for Spurs, however, and a worthy successor to Lloris.

The France international has spent nine years in North London but is now way past his best, so it could be time to freshen things up.

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