Tottenham set for free run at £18m star as Arsenal reluctance emerges

Date published: Wednesday 3rd June 2020 10:55 - Jonny Whitfield

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Tottenham could get a “free run” at a move for Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino with Arsenal among the other interested clubs focusing on other targets, according to a report.

Vecino, who moved to Inter in 2017, has been heavily linked with Everton and Chelsea, as well as Arsenal, in the past.

The Daily Star claims that the 28-year-old – rated at £18million – was up for sale in January and linked with Tottenham as part of the deal that took Christian Eriksen to the Serie A.

After a move failed to be done, however, the newspaper says that Inter are again prepare to sell him when the transfer window re-opens.

Everton and Arsenal’s interest remains concrete but they are reportedly focusing on other targets, with Vecino down the pecking order in priority as it stands.

Tottenham have also been contacted by the player’s representatives to see whether their interest is also concrete.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho and the club are weighing up a move, given that they could be undisturbed in their approach due to the reluctance from Arsenal and Everton.

Indeed, Vecino, who has 41 caps for Uruguay, reportedly indicated in January that he would be interested in a move to Spurs.

The midfielder has made 23 appearances for Inter this season, chipping in with three goals and one assist.


Mourinho said last week that Spurs would not be spending vast sums on new players given the financial instabilities of the transfer market.

He said: “My club, if you ask me what I want, I know it’s going to be sensible.

“It’s going to be balanced, it’s not going to spend rivers of money and we’re trying to respect the situation not just of football but in the world and society overall.”

In other news, Tottenham have been told that they would be wise to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona when his loan move from Bayern Munich expires at the end of the season.

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