Date: 9th March 2023 at 11:00am
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Tottenham Hotspur crashed out of the Champions League following a goalless draw against AC Milan on Wednesday. 

The Serie A champions arrived in London with a one-goal advantage from the first leg last month, and they kept Spurs at bay to secure their place in the quarter-finals, winning 1-0 on aggregate.

Spurs now face a 15th successive season without silverware, and the future of manager Antonio Conte is once again the subject of speculation following their European disappointment.

Despite the result, it appears that Spurs have been handed a boost in their pursuit of a Premier League goalkeeper.

As per Fabrizio Romano, Brentford ‘keeper David Raya is expected to leave the club this summer.

Romano claims that the Spaniard has rejected at least two contract offers from his current employers in recent months, and is therefore expected to depart west London when the transfer window reopens this summer.

Raya’s current contract doesn’t expire until next summer, but Brentford are likely to consider selling him this summer, rather than losing him for free next year.

Raya could leave Brentford this summer

The 27-year-old joined The Bees from Blackburn Rovers back in 2019, and has since made more than 140 appearances for his current club.

This season, Raya has kept eight clean sheets in 24 Premier League matches, helping to lift Thomas Frank’s side up to ninth place in the table.

Raya’s fine form may have helped propel Brentford into the top half of the Premier League table this season, but his performances haven’t gone unnoticed.

Both Spurs and rivals Chelsea are believed to be interested in the two-time Spain international.

The Blues have failed to find a first choice ‘keeper in recent seasons, with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy sharing the role.

Spurs, meanwhile, have reportedly been looking for a successor to Hugo Lloris for a while now, with Fraser Forster deputising for the injured Frenchman at present.

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