Tottenham receive stern Napoli message over fee for 12-goal striker

Napoli will not sell their star players, such as Tottenham strike taget Arkadiusz Milik, for a discounted price in the next transfer window, according to a report.

Having lost Harry Kane to a hamstring injury on New Years’ Day, Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for a striker in the January transfer window.

The likes of Real Socidedad’s Willian Jose and Fenerbahce’s Vedat Muriqi were speculated to move to North London, but Spurs eventually ended the month without the acquisition of an outright goalscorer.

Spurs have since been credited with interest in Napoli marskman Milik, who has scored 12 goals in all competitions for the Serie A side this term.

Recent reports claimed Tottenham were confident of signing the Poland international but according to Il Mattino, Napoli are standing their ground on the player’s future.

The Italian source says that Napoli, who have €145million in the bank, are unlikely to be pressured into selling their players when the financial impact of the global pandemic hits football across the world.

Indeed, Napoli’s losses reportedly currently stand at €20million and will grow, but it is claimed that Napoli are not worried and maintain that only the full valuations of their players will be accepted.

Milik, who has one year left on his deal, has largely been restricted to a back-up role due to injury since arriving at Napoli from Ajax in 2016.

Previous reports suggested that Napoli had offered Dries Mertens a new deal in a move acting as a ‘farewell ticket’ for Milik.

In other news, Andy Gray has suggested that Chelsea winger Willian has already sealed a move across London to Jose Mourinho’s side.

Willian’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs out this summer and he has admitted uncertainty over whether he would remain in the capital.

Read more…