Former footballer turned agent, Massimo Brambati, believes that Inter Milan will cash in on rumoured Tottenham target Denzel Dumfries in January and sign a cheaper replacement.

Reports over the last few weeks have indicated that Antonio Conte is keen on strengthening at right wing-back during the summer transfer window (90 min), with Dumfries thought to be one of the names on the North London club’s wishlist (Rudy Galetti).

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The 26-year-old has blown hot and cold for Inter this season but has caught the eye with his performances at the World Cup, having registered three goal contributions in four starts in Qatar so far (Transfermarkt).

CMW.it reported a couple of days ago that the Nerazzurri have slapped a price tag of €40m (£34.4m) on the Netherlands international amidst interest from Spurs. The report suggested that Inter could also be open to a part-exchange deal for Dumfries with Emerson Royal going the other way.

Brambati believes that it will be in the Serie A club’s best interest to sell the former PSV Eindhoven man since his value has increased in light of his performances in Qatar.

When asked if Inter would cash in on Dumfries, he told TMW: “I don’t know the corporate situation (at Inter Milan) in the smallest details, but it’s not so prosperous as to be able to afford to give up on an important offer.

“I understand the importance of the player, but I think Inter’s scouting is so good that it can find another player.

“Dumfries was a bet won by Ausilio and he defended it tooth and nail. The merits must be given to him, as well as the fact that he has been enhanced over time. With the World Cup he’s doing, I hope for the Inter that Holland go ahead, because they would acquire even more value on the market.”

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Dumfries is the sort of wing-back Conte likes, given the Dutchman’s physicality, engine and his ability to time his runs into the final third. 

While the 26-year-old would certainly be an upgrade over Emerson Royal, I am not convinced that he would be an answer to all our problems at right wing-back as his crossing leaves a lot to be desired.

I am hopeful that Doherty will recapture the form he showed during the second half of last season and that Spence will get opportunities and prove his metal when the campaign resumes.

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