Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Claudio Laudisa has claimed that Tottenham are still Dusan Vlahovic’s most likely destination ahead of both Manchester City and Atletico Madrid if the striker does leave Fiorentina this summer.
Spurs have been heavily linked with a move for Vlahovic all summer, with the Serbian international reportedly the North London club’s number one striker target.
However, the Lilywhites allegedly face competition from Atletico, who also remain keen on snapping up the centre-forward.
Reports emerged earlier this week that Manchester City had also entered the race for the 21-year-old but other sources continue to maintain that Harry Kane is the Premier League champions’ number one target.
Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso claimed on Thursday that he plans to keep Vlahovic at the club beyond the summer and that it would take a bid of around €100m (£85.7m) for him to even consider selling the striker.
However, Laudisa believes that Commisso could authorise a transfer for Vlhaovic before the window slams shut and that Spurs are the most likely club to snap up the centre-forward.
“There is now talk of Atlético Madrid and Manchester City because the player now has a European showcase. Commisso’s words yesterday leave room for a way out in case this auction should be unleashed.
“My impression is that Atlético can hardly go beyond the €50m offer already made, while Tottenham can do so with the sale of Kane.
“Also because the primary objective of Manchester City remains Kane, and if, as it seems, they are ready to spend €175m to buy him, it’s clear that Tottenham will have the resources to take Vlahovic.”
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Vlahovic seems like the one option Spurs can replace Kane with if the England captain leaves, with Lautaro Martinez now seemingly close to signing a new contract at Inter.
I do not think the prospect of selling Kane and spending the majority of that fee on Vlhaovic would be very appealing to Spurs.
However, I personally rate the Serbian very highly and believe he has all the attributes to evolve into a world-class number nine.
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