Bournemouth star Lloyd Kelly has opened the door to a potential move to Liverpool or Tottenham, as reported by Football Insider.
Kelly, 25, became eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs starting from 1 January, given that his contract with the Cherries is set to conclude in June.
AC Milan, Juventus, and various German Bundesliga clubs are reportedly interested in acquiring Kelly on a free transfer during the off-season.
Despite the interest from abroad, Football Insider claims that Kelly is taking his time to evaluate his options and has no immediate plans to commit to a pre-contract agreement with any foreign club.
Tottenham and Liverpool have maintained a longstanding interest in the versatile defender. They remain vigilant about his situation following the conclusion of the January transfer window.
Both clubs could potentially secure his services without a transfer fee during the off-season if he fails to reach an agreement on a new contract with Bournemouth.
Kelly’s ability to operate effectively in both centre-back and left-back positions adds significant value to his appeal. Such versatility could be particularly advantageous for both teams in the upcoming 2024-25 season.
Bournemouth ‘Would Love’ Kelly to Sign New Contract at the Vitality Stadium
Football Insider disclosed on Monday (5 February) that the defender has declined numerous new contract offers at Bournemouth.
According to the report, the Cherries are eager to retain Kelly on the south coast but admit that he now holds a strong bargaining position.
Throughout this season, he has made 14 appearances across all competitions, with injuries limiting his participation for Andoni Iraola’s side.
Since his transfer from Bristol City in 2019, the former England Under-21 international has amassed a total of 130 appearances for Bournemouth, contributing three goals and seven assists.
Kelly has frequently served as the captain for the south coast club over the past few seasons.