Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of signing Arkadiusz Milik could either be handed a blow or could receive a boost in the next twenty days after reports indicated that Napoli have issued an ultimatum to the striker.
Out all the centre forwards which Spurs have been linked with in recent weeks, Milik’s name has cropped up more often than most with multiple reports suggesting that the Lilywhites have intensified their approach for the Poland international.
Tottenham are said to be ‘pushing a lot’ to get a deal for the striker completed (Alfredo Pedulla via TuttoNapoli), and have reportedly even made a player plus cash offer to Napoli to land the 26-year-old (Tuttosport via Sport Witness).
Spurs’ North London rivals, Arsenal are also said to be keeping tabs on the striker (TuttoMercatoWeb).
Mundo Depertivo now claim that Napoli have run out of patience with the striker, who only has a year left to run on his deal with the club.
The Serie A club’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has reportedly told Milik that he has twenty days to put pen to paper on an extension with the club.
If he does not sign a new deal within that time, Napoli will reportedly put the striker in the shop window. However, it is suggested that the club are not ready to accept any amount less than €50million for the striker.
Spurs Web Opinion
There is simply no way that Napoli are going to get anywhere near €50m for a striker who just has a year left to run on his deal. Milik has all the trump cards here and I suspect De Laurentiis would have no choice but to bring the asking price down once the transfer market opens, as he would not want to risk losing the striker on a free transfer next summer.
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