Fabio Paratici is ready to do all he can to bring a new strike partner to Tottenham for Harry Kane, while Friday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that Arsenal have joined the race to sign a Bundesliga midfielder.
PARATICI TO GIFT KANE NEW STRIKE PARTNER
Tottenham sporting director Fabio Paratici is reportedly ready to pull out all the stops to bring Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez to north London as Harry Kane’s new strike partner.
Antonio Conte has worked wonders with a Spurs side that were going nowhere fast under Nuno Espirito Santo. leading them to fourth in the Premier League table.
And now that rumours have died down over Kane leaving the club, attention has been switched to building a better team around the England skipper.
To that end, Football Transfers claims that Tottenham are pushing to sign Martinez again.
The Argentina international is known to be chasing a move this summer, with Inter weighing up another Spurs target Paulo Dybala as his replacement.
Martinez, who has been branded a ‘very complete’ and ‘spectacular’ frontman by none other than Lionel Messi for his qualities, has scored 14 times for Inter this season.
Martinez will not come cheap
The Nerazzurri are thought to value Martinez at around the £75m mark, although that will almost certainly be more than Daniel Levy wants to pay.
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Quite where Martinez will play is also a bit of mystery, given Conte’s preference to play a front three. The prolific Son Heung-Min and January signing Dejan Kulusevski are thriving in the wide positions.
Martinez does have the quality to play a deeper-lying role, although that is where Kane has also excelled this term.
Despite that, adding a player of Martinez’s quality to an already lethal attacking trio can only be a good thing.
ARSENAL MAKE CONTACT OVER DEFENDER DEAL
Arsenal have joined Leeds and Everton in the race to sign Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch on a free transfer.
Juventus are eyeing Chelsea No.2 Kepa Arrizabalaga as their future goalkeeper. (Fichajes)
James Rodriguez is interested in joining Atletico Madrid this summer. (Mundo Deportivo)
Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany has denied “any agreement” with Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski over a summer move. The 33-year-old’s contract at Bayern runs until summer 2023. (Marca)
Former Tottenham defender Juan Foyth has emerged as possible target for Real Madrid after his stunning form for Villarreal. (Fichajes)
Barcelona have been impressed by Luuk de Jongare are looking to extend his loan from Sevilla. (Sport)
ARSENAL MAKE CONTACT OVER DEFENDER DEAL
Real Madrid are confident of signing AS Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni despite interest from Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea. (AS)
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says coach Diego Simeone is not under fire after his team’s elimination from the Champions League. (ESPN Football)
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has two offers – one from Juventus and the other from Qatar – if he decides to leave Real Madrid when his contract runs out in the summer. (AS)
Borussia Dortmund have broken through in their pursuit of Red Bull Salzburg’s German forward Karim Adeyemi, who is also wanted by Liverpool. (Sky Germany)
AND MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP
Torino president Urbano Cairo believes striker Andrea Belotti could be set to leave the club for free in the summer. (Tuttomercatoweb)
German rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are battling it out for left-footed central defender Nico Schlotterbeck. (Kicker)
Juventus have officially confirmed a one-year contract extension for Juan Cuadrado, who has been linked with Tottenham. (Football Italia)
Lazio are hopeful of securing the signing of Alessio Romagnoli from AC Milan in the coming weeks. (Calciomercato)
Juventus want to sign Udinese’s Nahuel Molina and Sassuolo’s Giacomo Raspadori this summer. (Calciomercato)
Feyenoord forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh admits he didn’t think twice about a move to the club from Brighton in the summer. (Hand in Hand Magazine)