According to from Italy, Tottenham Hotspur are not prepared to meet AS Roma’s asking price for midfielder Amadou Diawara (Il Messaggero).
Diawara is said to have been on Tottenham’s radar for a long-time having being linked with a move to North London while he was still at Napoli (CalcioMercato).
Following his move to Roma last season, the defensive midfielder has suffered knee problems which have seen him miss ten Serie A matches during the current campaign (transfermarkt).
Spurs have continued to follow the 22-year-old’s progress at the Stadio Olimpico this season (TuttotMercatoWeb).
Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) revealed earlier this week that Roma had decided to cash in on Diawara this summer, with Spurs said to be the keenest of the clubs interested in the midfielder’s signature.
Il Messaggero have confirmed Tottenham’s interest in snapping up the Guinean international this summer.
However, they suggest that Daniel Levy is not willing to meet the Serie A club’s €30million (£27.3m) asking price and instead wants them to reduce their demands.
Spurs Web Opinion
While our need for a defensive midfielder is plain for all to see, it is anybody’s guess at this point who our primary targets are. I can see Southampton potentially digging their heels in to ensure they get the best price for the midfielder.
If that is the case, I expect us to explore other options and potentially even launch a few offers to put pressure on the Saints to sell the 24-year-old.
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