Inter Milan ‘offer Spurs duo in bid to bring Lamela back to Italy’

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Inter Milan have made the signing of Erik Lamela one of their top priorities this summer and will offer Tottenham their pick of two players in a bid to land the Argentine, according to reports in the Italian press.

Inter boss Roberto Mancini wants to add more creativity to his squad this summer and the Corriere dello Sport claims the Nerazzurri’s sporting director Piero Ausilio has flown out to South America for talks with the player, who is currently involved in Argentina’s Copa America campaign.

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According to the paper, Spurs are willing to listen to offers of around £20million for the player, having brought him to the Premier League in an initial £25.8million deal. The winger struggled to make an impact during his first season at the club, but has made huge strides over the past 18 months and was a regular in the Tottenham side that finished third in the Premier League in 2015/16.

The report goes on to add that Inter will offer Tottenham a cash-plus-player deal to land Lamela, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino given his pick of midfielder Marcelo Brozovic and defender Jeison Murillo.

Of those players, it is thought Brozovic might be the most tempting to Pochettino, with the Croatian reported to be on his list of targets this summer.

However, it seems unlikely Spurs would want to lose Lamela to land the midfielder, with the 24-year-old Argentine having two years remaining on his contract at White Hart Lane and denying rumours back in December he was close to leaving the club.