Fiorentina technical director Nicolas Burdisso has stated that the Serie A club are keen to extend the contract of rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Dusan Vlahovic.
Tottenham are thought to be in the market for a new striker, with Vlahovic being one of the names allegedly on Fabio Paratici’s radar.
While there is still a question mark around Harry Kane’s future at Spurs, reports indicate that Vlahvoic is a target for the Lilywhites irrespective of whether the England captain stays or leaves.
However, Burdisso’s latest remark potentially comes as a blow for Tottenham in their pursuit of the 21-year-old, with the Fiorentina director admitting the club are working on extending the striker’s deal.
He said (via Sempre Inter): “We want to keep (Vlahovic) him and renew his contract. We’re continuing to work on this, the rest will be seen.”
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If Fiorentina had no intention of selling Vlahovic, Spurs would have likely called off the race by now. We have obviously been given some encouragement by the Serie A club.
So Burdisso’s statement about a new contract could well be a negotiating tactic to get Spurs or Atletico to increase their offers for the Serbian.
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