Gazzetta dello Sport journalist, Carlo Laudisa has claimed that Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic has no intention of renewing his contract amidst serious interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
Vlahovic hit the limelight with his outstanding displays last season, finishing the campaign with 21 goals league goals.
It was previously reported that Spurs were at the front of the queue for the young striker, who was also attracting interest from Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus.
Some sources even suggested that the 21-year-old could be the first player to arrive through the doors at the North London club this summer.
Fiorentina general director, Joe Baron insisted a few days ago that the Serie A club were in talks to extend Vlahovic’s contract.
However, Laudisa has now rubbished that claim, insisting that the Viola will accept an offer of around €60m (£51.4m) for the striker.
The journalist claimed that Spurs could meet Fiorentina’s asking price if they get a financial boost from Harry Kane’s departure.
The journalist said (Gazzetta dello Sport via Viola News): “It’s understandable that Tottenham, with Kane in the sights of Manchester City, look around: Fiorentina have said no for now, but the €60m value can be dangerous.
“I don’t like to venture into predictions, I limit myself to facts, and the facts say that Tottenham’s interest is concrete.
“If the English club were to collect more than €120m for Kane, they would have no problem offering €60m for Vlahovic. His contract? For months, I have received a very specific signal that cannot be ignored: for now, there is no intention of renewing.”
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While a deal for Vlahovic would prove straightforward if Kane leaves, I cannot see us signing the Serbian if the England captain stays.
Not only would we not be able to afford Fiorentina’s asking price but the 21-year-old is unlikely to be willing to serve as Kane’s backup.
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