‘Maximum availability’ – Fiorentina director makes Vlahovic admission amidst Spurs links

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Dusan Vlahovic
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Fiorentina director Daniele Prade has admitted the club did their best to tie down rumoured Tottenham target Dusan Vlahovic to a new contract but their efforts ultimately proved unsuccessful.

Vlahovic has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs over the last few months, with reports indicating that the Serbian international is Antonio Conte’s number one priority.

It was previously suggested that the Lilywhites were competing with the likes of Juventus, Arsenal and Manchester City for the 21-year-old.

More recently, it has emerged that Newcastle United have also entered the race for the centre-forward, who this week equalled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record tally of most Serie A goals in a calendar year.

According to some sources, the Viola are demanding as much as €100m (£85m) for Vlahovic in January.

Prade has now admitted that even Fiorentina’s best efforts were not enough to convince the striker’s agent to agree to a new deal.

When asked about Vlahovic’s future, the Serie A club’s director told TuttoMercatoWeb: “What I can say is only one thing: we did our best, on our part, there was the maximum availability. 

“We offered a contract that Fiorentina had never made to any player over the years, not even in Batistuta. The agents did not accept it.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Common sense suggests that Fiorentina would want to cash in on Vlhaovic in January in order to get as big a fee for him as possible. However, the striker has plenty of power due to his contract situation and the decision might ultimately come down to him. 

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