Report clarifies Tottenham’s transfer stance on Arkadiusz Milik

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It appears that a back up to Harry Kane is one of Tottenham’s main priorities this summer (ESPN), with a number of strikers having being linked with the North Londoners.

Callum Wilson (Mirror) and Troy Deeney (Daily Mail) are the latest names to be mentioned as potential targets after Bournemouth and Watford failed to beat the drop.

However, one name who has been heavily linked with the Lilywhites over the past few months is Arkadiusz Milik (Daily Mail).

Previous reports indicated that Spurs were going head to head with Juventus for the 26-year-old, who had refused to extend his Napoli contract which runs out in a next summer (SportItalia via Area Napoli).

Gazzetta dello Sport have now claimed that Milik faces spending next season on the sidelines if he decides to run his contract down and leave on a free next summer.

It is claimed that the striker is likely to be on his way San Paolo Stadium this summer, with Napoli looking to raise some cash.

Spurs are still said to be interested in the 26-year-old but it is alleged that they are not ready to meet Napoli’s €40million (£36million) valuation.

The report suggests that Gennaro Gattuso’s side could lower Milik’s valuation by €10million (£9million) in order to complete a deal.

Spurs Web Opinion

Of all the strikers we have been linked with, I suspect Milik is Jose’s first-choice option. The Poland international can lead the line on his own or partner Harry Kane upfront. He will provide us with a much-needed direction option with his ability to hold up the ball and play with back to goal. However, I still expect the 26-year-old to end up at Juventus, which is perhaps we are looking to hedge our bets with the likes of Wilson.

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