Report: Club waiting for Spurs to make contact over striker 

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According to Portuguese publication A Bola (as relayed by Sport Witness), Tottenham Hotspur are yet to make contact with Benfica over the future of Carlos Vinicius. 

Vinicius joined Tottenham on a season-long loan deal last summer, with the North Londoners having the option to sign the Brazilian permanently for £38m at the end of the season. 

The 25-year-old has not had as much game time as he would have hoped for this season but he still has a very healthy goal to games ratio, having found the back of the net ten times so far.

The striker was handed a rare start in the Premier League at Villa Park on Sunday and scored his first league goal of the season to send Spurs on their way to a 2-0 win.

Correio da Manha (as relayed by The Express) reported last week that Spurs do want to sign Vinicius permanently in the summer but wish to negotiate a lower fee as they are not prepared to pay £38m. 

However, A Bola now claims that the Portuguese club are still waiting to hear from Tottenham regarding their plans on Vinicius. 

The report also suggests that Benfica believe the striker’s market value has increased this season and they thus would not settle for a small price.

Spurs Web Opinion 

I cannot see Tottenham being prepared to pay anything more than £25m for Vinicius in the summer. An additional £5m-£10m on top of that could be enough to bring in Danny Ings given that the Southampton striker is about to enter the final year of his contract.

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