Journalist reveals what he has ‘been told’ about Spurs and Lautaro Martinez

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Eurosport journalist Dean Jones has revealed that he thinks Tottenham Hotspur have a deal in place to sign Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan should Harry Kane leave the club this summer. 

The journalist added that he has been told the plan from Tottenham has always been that if Kane goes, Martinez is who they want to bring in.

The reports coming out over the last couple of days seem to indicate that Harry Kane might end up staying at Spurs beyond the end of the month.

The Times have claimed that Manchester City need to sell some players in order to afford Tottenham’s asking price for the England captain. 

City have reportedly now entered the race to sign Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, who is also on Tottenham’s radar. 

Meanwhile, it also emerged on Wednesday that another of Tottenham’s striker targets, Martinez, is close to agreeing on a new contract with Inter Milan after holding positive discussions with the club.

However, Jones has now revealed that he has been told the North Londoners still want the Argentine international to replace Kane if he leaves this summer. 

The journalist said on The Football Terrace podcast (as relayed by The Daily Express): “The more this drags on the more I’m thinking Tottenham have a deal in place to sign Martinez if Kane goes.

“They’ve been an admirer of his for two or three years.

“And the plan leading into this was always that if Kane goes, they want to get Martinez. That’s what I’ve been told.”

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Given the price being mooted for Vlahovic and Martinez, I am not sure that  £150m for Kane will be enough for Tottenham to secure suitable replacements at this stage of the transfer window. The longer this drags on, the more unlikely the move is to materialise.

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