Two sources name Tottenham as protagonists in pursuit of €50m striker
Tottenham Hotspur have been tracking Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic ahead of a possible summer raid for the player, claim reports in Italy.
Italian newspaper La Nazione reports that Vlahovic will be in demand this summer after progressing with the Florence side.
Serie A rivals Roma are also keen on the 21-year-old, who has 12 goals in 26 league appearances this season.
Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are also keeping tabs on the forward, and they may well see Vlahovic as a perfect replacement for Erling Haaland.
But Spurs have apparently been “following the Italian market closely” and have “turned on the spotlight” on the young striker.
The paper claim the player’s price tag will sit between €50m and €60m, a price which Roma have fallen short on previously.
La Repubblica (via Sport Witness) also report Spurs are one of the “important” clubs chasing Vlahovic. Fiorentina though are eager to keep the Serbia international, whose contract expires in 2023, are will offer him a new deal this summer.
Spurs though remain on the hunt for an effective back-up to Harry Kane.
Jose Mourinho signed Carlos Vinicius on loan last October and Spurs have an option to buy the Porto forward. However, his game time has been minimal with just one Premier League start and seven appearances.
It seems unlikely Tottenham would exercise their option on the 25-year-old and their search looks to be ongoing.
Earlier this month, according to Calciomercato, West Ham were touted as suitors for Vlahovic.
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WEST HAM INTEREST IN STRIKER
The Hammers sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January after a difficult 18-month spell. Haller struggled to justify his club-record price tag.
The club tried to find a replacement for him before the winter transfer window shut. However, despite links with a plethora of names, no transfer materialised.
Scouted by Arsenal when he was a teenager, Vlahovic has been a star in the making for some time.
In October Spanish outlet Todofichajes (via Goal) reported that Newcastle “have retained an interest” in Vlahovic.
Standing at six-foot-three, the Serbian has been likened to Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the past.
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