Multiple reports claim Spurs have not given up hope of landing striker

Lautaro Martinez
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The latest reports from Italy claim that Tottenham Hotspur have not yet given up hope of signing Lautaro Martinez but suggest the chances of the striker leaving Inter Milan are now slim. 

According to Alasdair Gold, Spurs had initially agreed on a €60m (£50.9m) fee for Martinez at the start of the month but the landscape changed following Romelu Lukaku’s move to Chelsea, with Inter no longer as desperate to raise funds.

Reports have since emerged that the Argentina international is close to signing a new contract with Inter following positive talks with the club.

However, some sources from Italy have now revealed that Spurs have not yet given up their pursuit of the 23-year-old.

The print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness) claimed on Thursday that a return from Tottenham is on the cards despite Inter’s willingness to hold on to Martinez.

However, it is stated that even if Spurs relaunch their efforts, the Nerrazuri intend to return any offer to the sender.

This information has been backed up by journalist Alfredo Pedulla, who insisted that despite Tottenham still continuing to try for Martinez, it is now only a matter of time before the striker signs a new deal at the San Siro.

Pedulla told Sport Italia (as relayed by Inter News): “Tottenham also made concrete attempts before the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea.

“Once the Belgian was sold, the Nerazzuri removed Lautaro Martinez from the market, to the liking of the player, who never put his foot down. He will have the increase to 6 plus bonuses, this is to be decided.

“Atletico Madrid and Tottenham have also tried in the last few days, trying to get into some hypothetical dispute between Inter and the player’s entourage. 

“But the situation is serene and Martinez is happy The contract is now an obligatory step.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Fiorentina’s and Inter’s tough stances on Vlahovic and Martinez respectively might have a huge bearing on Levy’s decision regarding Kane. 

Unless the Spurs chairman feels he can bring in one of the aforementioned two, he is likely to accept any offer from City even if the Premier League champions meet Tottenham’s valuation.

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