Double deal mooted, as striker offered to join £55m defender at Tottenham

Date published: Wednesday 23rd September 2020 11:57

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Tottenham have opened talks with Inter Milan about the chances of signing defender Milan Skriniar, according to reports.

Skriniar has proved a key figure for Inter since his arrival at San Siro in 2017. He has made 128 appearances in that time, but his future at the club looks uncertain.

Inter boss Antonio Conte dropped the Slovakian towards the end of last season, with Skriniar seemingly unable to fit into the Italian’s three-man defensive system.

Previous reports have touted Spurs’ interest in a deal and, according to Fabrizio Romano (via Twitter), the move remains a possibility.

Tottenham have opened talks with Inter, with Skriniar one of Spurs boss Jose Mourinho’s “favourite” targets.

However, the price of a transfer remains the sticking point. Inter want £55million for the 25-year-old, with Conte keen to raise funds to bring in new additions.

Spurs, though, are unwilling to pay that much and, as such, it remains unclear if talks will progress.

Previous reports indicated Tottenham’s willingness to include Tanguy Ndombele in a swap deal. Romano now claims, though, that Spurs’ stance has changed.

Ndombele has showed impressive form this season, with Mourinho revealing he has sensed an “evolution” in the player.

Tottenham offered Napoli striker

Arkadiusz Milik

Romano adds in a separate tweet that Napoli have offered striker Arkadiusz Milik to Tottenham.

Spurs are keen to bring in a new striker ease the burden on Harry Kane, the club’s only recognised striker.

Earlier speculation mentioned Milik as a target, although Spurs looked to have walked away from his price tag.

Now, though, Romano claims Tottenham are considering a move for the Poland international after his move to Roma collapsed.

As such, that has led Napoli to offer the player elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Torino’s Andrea Belotti is out of the question for Tottenham, the reporter adds.

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