Italian football agent Massimo Brambati has claimed that Antonio Conte’s assistant told him that Tottenham are happy with the current firepower they have in the final third of the pitch.
Antonio Conte reportedly wants to bring in a striker who can play through the middle as well as out wide (Telegraph).
Over the last week, Everton’s Richarlison has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham, with the Brazilian said to be open to a switch to North London (UOL).
Over the last couple of days, there have been suggestions that Spurs could test Inter Milan’s resolve to hold on to Martinez by making a mammoth offer for the Argentine (Alfredo Pedulla).
Brambati has now said that a bid from Spurs for the Inter star is unlikely as Antonio Conte’s men are happy with their options upfront. He suggested that a move for Martinez might only make sense if Tottenham cash in on Harry Kane.
When asked about Tottenham’s rumoured interest in the 24-year-old, the agent told TMW Radio (as relayed by Tutto Juve): “I don’t know. I had dinner with Conte’s second man and he told me that they are very happy upfront. Son was top scorer, there is Kane and then Kulusevski.
“If something were to be exploited and Kane had to be moved for his needs, then anything can be. For me, Inter has the Skriniar question, who has offers, and perhaps another one to sell. In any case, it depends on the requests one has.”
However, Brambatti did state that he expects the Nerazzuri to cash in on Martinez this summer owing to their financial issues.
When asked if Inter would rather sell the forward or Milan Skriniar, he responded: “They have to sell two, for me if the right requests arrive, they will sell them both. The right offers must arrive. sell two, not so good.
“Antonello said it yesterday, you need to have balance in the accounts. Then Zhang can no longer bring the money from China and Inter must finance themselves. Marotta is very good at certain things.”
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I certainly would not rule out a late approach from Spurs for Martinez, given Inter’s financial situation. It is worth remembering that Tottenham apparently made a big offer for the Argentine last year.
The only issue I see is that the likes of Chelsea need a player of the Inter star’s profile more desperately than we do, and are hence likely to offer more money.
The 24-year-old might also be more tempted by a switch to Stamford Bridge, where he would be the main man up front while he would likely have to play off the right at Spurs.
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