Euro Paper Talk: Contract prepared as Hojbjerg arrival sets up Tottenham swap for Serie A star

Date published: Friday 14th August 2020 12:14 - Jonny Whitfield

Jose Mourinho Tottenham

Tottenham step up swap deal talks involving a top Serie A star, while an Arsenal star reveals he has 10 suitors vying for his services – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.



Tottenham’s talks with Inter Milan about a swap deal to sign defender Milan Skriniar are gathering pace, according to a report.

Reports have linked Spurs with a move for the Slovakia international to bolster their defence. Jan Vertonghen’s contract expired last month and he is close to sealing a move to Benfica.

Earlier speculation claimed Inter boss Antonio Conte is willing to let Skriniar leave and, according to FC Inter News, that stance has not changed.

The latest report claims Conte does not feel the 25-year-old is “fundamental” and, as a result, talks to sell him are ongoing.

What’s more, Inter are allegedly in negotiations with Spurs, with Skriniar a “popular” defender for boss Jose Mourinho.

As part of the deal, however, Conte would like to sign one of his top targets – Tottenham’s Tanguy Ndombele. The midfielder struggled with fitness issues in his debut season and could be let go.

As such, talks are reportedly advancing between the two sides and Spurs have readied a contract offer to Skriniar, which they will present to the centre-back next week.

The offer will see Skriniar earn much more than the €4million (£3.6million) he currently pockets a year at Inter.



Emiliano Martinez Arsenal TEAMtalk

Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez says there are 10 clubs keen on signing him (Marca, Argentina)

Borussia Dortmund’s CEO says there is “no room for interpretation” over their stance on Jadon Sancho (Sport1)

Qatar-based side Al-Arabi have shown interest in signing Barcelona striker Luis Suarez (Mundo Deportivo)

In fact, initial discussions have taken place between the two sides (beIN Sports)

Zinedine Zidane TEAMtalk

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will negotiate the futures of 11 players this summer (Marca)

Carlo Ancelotti must convince Everton to increase their offer for Allan in order to seal a deal for the midfielder (Il Matino)

Atletico Madrid lynchpin Saul Niguez says RB Leipzig deserve their place in the Champions League semi-finals (El Chiringuito)

Arsenal have shown most interest in signing Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona (Mundo Deportivo)

Tahith Chong

Werder Bremen are close to agreeing a loan deal for Tahith Chong after Manchester United softened their stance (Bild)

Brighton are firmly in the race to sign Stade de Reims striker Boulaye Dia (Le10 Sport)

Kalidou Koulibaly is likely to take Eric Garcia’s place in the Manchester City squad (Sport)

Xavi says now is not the time to be thinking about a return to Barcelona (El Pais)

Juventus are willing to sacrifice Paulo Dybala if Paul Pogba moves back to Turin (Tuttosport)

Napoli have confirmed their interest in Real Madrid left-back and Chelsea target Sergio Reguilon (Sport Italia)

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