Tottenham boss Maurico Pochetinno may have thrown Fernando Llorente’s future into the West Ham melting pot whilst sending out mixed messages on the striker’s future.
Spurs – despite allowing the striker to walk away at the end of his deal this summer – are believed to have offered the striker a new contract on reduced terms.
Pochettino has told The Mirror however that he isn’t the person to ask about a potential deal for the 34 year old.
The Hammers, meanwhile could yet be interested in free signings and Llorente fits the bill although his £90k a week wages given his age would be an issue.
Pochettino apparently has no idea whether the player wants a Spurs return and made it clear he isn’t the person to ask about the matter, presumably suggesting it is in chairman Daniel Levy’s hands.
He said: “I don’t know. I am not the person you need to ask.”
And that could be enough to tempt the Hammers should Pellegrini decide on a late move to beef up his front line.
ClaretandHugh says: Llorente has long been mentioned as a Hammers possibility of course but at 34 years old and with a two year deal probably the least he would want, a big question is immediately asked. Pochettino, in not ruling out his own interest, looks likely to stoke up interest elsewhere and at this stage of things a Hammers move for the front man may be about the best we can do. He has done a job for Tottenham when Kane has not been available but he has not been prolific at either Swansea or north London. If he were available however, he could be a reasonable shout, given our need for someone with Premier League experience as up front back-up. However, it seems more likely that he may go back to Spurs anyway should any terms we offer be no better than those he may receive from them in the meantime.