Arsenal tracking €25m-rated Lazio first-team star

Arsenal and Tottenham are pursuing Lazio ace Thomas Strakosha this summer, with the goalkeeper interested in a move to the Premier League.

The Albanian has become a fixture in the Lazio team over the last two-and-a-half years, after making 122 appearances for the Rome side.

Liverpool were interested in his signature last year but chose to move for Alisson Becker instead, and there are still suitors from the English top-flight with both north London clubs weighing up moves for the 24-year-old.

Lazio do not want to let their first choice keeper go but would be willing to do a deal for the right price – which is thought to be around €25 million.

That is pretty much the same amount of money Unai Emery paid for Bernd Leno last year, so they may be put off by paying the same money for a number two goalkeeper.

Spurs have money to spend after reaching the Champions League final and making it back into the competition for the next campaign and are looking for a long-term replacement for the France international Hugo Lloris in goal.

Thomas Strakosha ended the campaign with an Achilles problem which saw him play through the pain to win the Coppa Italia with Rome club, keeping a clean sheet as his team won 2-0 over Atalanta.

The stopper began his career at Panionios, from where Lazio snapped him up for a small fee as a 17-year-old, who now is under contract until 2022 so Lazio are not under pressure to let their number one leave.