Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano has ruled Tottenham Hotspur out of the race for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik in January.

The Polish international was linked heavily with a move to North London in the previous transfer window but the Lilywhites ended up signing Carlos Vinicius on a loan deal from Benfica instead.

The Brazilian has made a promising start to his Tottenham career but reports indicated that the club could make another attempt to snap up Milik when the transfer window reopens in January (Tuttomercatoweb).

The 26-year-old has been frozen out of the first-team picture by Gennaro Gattuso and was said to be desperate to leave the Serie A club next month (Gianluca Di Marzio).

It was revealed that Napoli would demand a fee in the region of €10-15 million for the striker despite his contract only having six months to run (Il Mattino via Football.London).

While Romano did confirm that Milik was likely to leave Naples next month, he ruled out the chances of Jose Mourinho’s men making another approach for the striker

The journalist said on the Here We Go podcast (as relayed by TBR Football): “Milik wants to move in January so he won’t move for free. Napoli have no intention of playing him. Tottenham are not planning to try for him again.”

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