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Tottenham news: Luis Diaz snub explained as loan deal details emerge

Antonio Conte has revealed details of Cristian Romero’s Tottenham loan deal as Luis Diaz’s dad has explained why his son decided to sign for Liverpool over a move to north London

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Luis Diaz’s dad has explained why the new Liverpool winger snubbed a move to Antonio Conte’s Tottenham during the January transfer window.

The Colombian sealed his £50million switch from Porto to the Premier League on the eve of the January transfer window, with reports suggesting Spurs came close to sealing his signature before he opted for a move to Anfield.

And the player’s dad has now revealed the thinking behind his transfer decision.

It comes as Spurs boss Conte has revealed details of Cristian Romero’s loan move from Atalanta and how long he’ll be staying in north London.

And the latest following the disappointing 3-2 loss to Southampton.

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Luis Diaz opted to sign for Liverpool rather than Tottenham during the January transfer window (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

Southampton talking points

Tottenham’s top-four chances were dealt a bitter blow on Wednesday night as Southampton scored twice in two minutes late on to win a breathless Premier League encounter 3-2.

Spurs looked to be heading towards claiming all three points after a Jan Bednarek own goal and a Son Heung-min effort either side of Armando Broja’s equaliser gave them a 2-1 lead.

But headed goals from Mohamed Elyounoussi and Che Adams in quick succession turned the game on its head and handed the win to Saints.

Tottenham’s haphazard defending and Conte’s tactical set-up provided just some of the game’s big talking points.

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Diaz snub explained

Tottenham ‘hesitated’ in their efforts to sign Luis Diaz allowing him to complete a move to Premier League rivals Liverpool, according to the player’s dad.

Spurs had appeared set to wrap up the player’s signing after successfully negotiating a £50million transfer package with his former club Porto.

But Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool swooped in and sealed the signing from under their noses, with the player’s dad now giving intimate details of the transfer negotiations.

Luis Manuel Diaz has spoken on the radio in his home country to explain his son dreamt of playing for ‘an elite club’, while also detailing a surprise third team who tried to seal his signature.

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Romero loan details emerge

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte believes Cristian Romero is a Spurs player after the club ‘bought him’ from Atalanta.

The Argentinan has impressed for Spurs this season despite being sidelined with injury and only recently returning.

He was one of the standout performers against Brighton in the FA CUp at the weekend, and performed admirably despite his side falling to a 3-2 Premier League defeat against Southampton on Wednesday night.

And Conte has now revealed details of his loan move which have led to his belief that the centre-back will still be at the club next season.

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