Chelsea and Tottenham send scouts to Rome for Amadou Diawara spying mission

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly been scouting AS Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara.

The Guinea international joined Roma in the summer and has made 11 appearances in the centre of the park so far.

Despite his current deal at Stadio Olimpico set to run until 2024, TuttoMercato are reporting that both Chelsea and Spurs are interested in bringing the 22-year-old to the Premier League.

In fact, both clubs had representatives on the guest list for Roma’s 2-1 loss to reigning Serie A champions Juventus , with Diawara though to be the subject of their visit.

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However, it appears the player would be reluctant to leave Roma after recently revealing his close relationship with manager Paulo Fonseca.

“Certainly Fonseca gave me a big helping hand,” he told Roma TV earlier this month.

“I arrived this summer and I had to wait a bit before starting to give consistency in my performances. In the meantime my teammates have helped me a lot.

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“I feel the confidence of the coach. In fact, when I got injured he immediately sent me a text message and I’m not going to disappoint him.”

Meanwhile, Spurs are also chasing a forward to replace the injured Harry Kane and former Premier League winner Joleon Lescott has urged them to pursue Blues hitman Olivier Giroud.

“I think the circumstances would suit Giroud,” Lescott said on Soccer Saturday. “I think he needs to perform before the Euros and all that.

“Obviously no striker’s going to go there long term knowing that Harry Kane is the No 1 choice. So it’s just a quick fix for everyone involved. It makes sense, definitely.”

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“You would think [Giroud is an obvious replacement for Kane],” ex- Liverpool defender Phil Thompson added.

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