Report: Blow to Spurs’ transfer hopes as club extend target’s contract by one year

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Tottenham’s prospects of landing Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer has just received a blow as reports from Italy indicate that Lazio have extended the midfielder’s contract by a year.

Milinkovic-Savic has been one of the most consistent performers in the Serie A for the past few years has been on Tottenham’s radar for the best part of two, according to reports (Mirror).

The Daily Mail reported last week that Jose Mourinho has made it clear to Tottenham’s hierarchy that he wants Lazio star signed this summer.

It was claimed that the midfielder was Mourinho’s prefered candidate to replace Paul Pogba at Old Trafford during his time there.

However, Sky Italia have now revealed that Lazio are confident of holding on to the 25-year-old beyond the summer.

The report asserts that the club have extended the midfielder’s contract, which previously ran till 2023, by a year, also offering him a pay rise.

It is suggested that no club is likely to meet the Serie A club’s asking price for Milinkovic-Savic due to the financial impact of the coronavirus.

Spurs Web Opinion

Several reports suggest that we are unlikely to have any money to spend this summer unless we sell first and so I can’t see us splashing the kind of money it would take for us to sign Milinkovic-Savic. A bargain deal for someone like Ivan Rakitic is much more likely.

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