Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down the chance to sign Ivan Perisic as part of any Inter Milan swoop for Tanguy Ndombele.
The Croatian winger recently won the Champions League with loan club Bayern Munich. But Perisic still faces an uncertain future with the Bavarians rejecting the chance to sign him on a permanent deal.
And with his parent club Inter Milan looking to offload him, a move to Tottenham looked an obvious escape.
The player is well known to Jose Mourinho, having long been the object of his affections while Manchester United boss. Mourinho tried multiple times to bring Perisic to Old Trafford; that failure causing friction with Ed Woodward.
The Portuguese firebrand has recently again been linked with Perisic now Tottenham boss. Mourinho has even gone to explain why he rates the Croatian so highly.
As per reports in Italy, Inter had contacted Spurs to see if they would consider a swap deal involving Perisic for Ndombele. Reports on Wednesday claimed Mourinho was ready to cash in on the club’s record signing for two reasons.
However, as per La Repubblica, Mourinho and Spurs have rejected the chance of the swap deal. The Italian outlet claims Spurs are only interested in a straight cash sale for Ndombele. Furthermore, they claim Tottenham want to get as close to their original £63m investment as possible.
As such, the Italian outlet claims Inter boss Antonio Conte has instead turned to Artuto Vidal. Conte is keen to add some muscle to his midfield, and a deal for the Barcelona man is now said to be close.
Foyth also up for sale
Another player Spurs are looking to cash in on is defender Juan Foyth. The Argentine has been at the club for three years, but has managed just 30 appearances in all competitions.
Reports claim that Leeds United are weighing up a move for the 22-year-old. It could take up to £15m for Spurs to sell.
However, Tottenham are ready to cash in on him, so will listen to offers.