According to Italian media outlet Tuttomercatoweb the club are ready to step up their interest in Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara.
The 20-year-old is rated as one of the most promising young players in Italy and has been linked with several top European sides.
However the report says it Tottenham who are claimed to hold the strongest interest adding: “Spurs have identified the young Napoli midfielder as an ideal investment for the construction of the team that will come and contacts between the parties continue at an incessant pace. The London club has prepared an assault that will enter its decisive phase in a few weeks.”
The report goes on to state that these rumours come just 24 hours after Diawara’s agent Daniele Piraino told Tuttomercatoweb: “There are some Premier League clubs interested, but it’s premature to talk about this.”and another Italian media outlet Calcio Napoli 24 reported last month that we were prepared to pay 38 million Euros (£33.5m) for Diawara.
It adds that the midfielder could become a long term replacement for Mousa Dembele at Tottenham, although the Belgian’s recent performances show he not ready to be moved on just yet, far from it and Diawara too may not be ready for such a role,having lost his place in Napoli’s team in recent months, last starting a Serie A game in October.
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