Report: Inter Milan star has told friends he is ‘interested’ in joining Spurs

Antonio Conte
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Football Insider have claimed that Inter Milan centre-back Stefan de Vrij has informed friends he would be interested in a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

De Vrij was the leader of Antonio Conte’s solid three-man defence at Inter last season, which played a crucial role in their historic scudetto triumph.

According to reports, the Italian has allegedly asked Spurs to make the Netherlands international his top transfer target in January.

The centre-back, whose current deal at the San Siro expires in 2023, insisted last week that he does know anything about Tottenham’s interest, adding that Conte has not contacted him regarding a potential move to North London.

However, if Football Insider’s update is to be believed, the Inter man is very much interested in a move to the Lilywhites.

The report claims that a source with knowledge about the Netherland international’s situation has said that De Vrij is aware of interest from Spurs and is keen to hear what the club have to say.

The 29-year-old has allegedly asked his friends in England for more information about what Tottenham are like as a club and about life in London

Football Insider further add that a January move to Spurs is a possibility for De Vrij, with the Nerrazuri valuing the defender at around the £40m mark.

Spurs Web Opinion

Of all the centre-backs we have been linked with in the two weeks since Conte’s appointment (including the likes of Milan Skriniar and  Alessio Romagnoli), I believe De Vrij is the player Spurs are most likely to pursue. 

Our squad perhaps lacks an obvious option to play as a central sweeper in a back three in Conte’s system. While Romero played in the middle of a back three at Atalanta, Gasperini’s system was unique and the Argentine was used as a bit of a battering ram. 

I am not surprised that Conte has used Dier as the sweeper in his two games in charge but that is perhaps an area that the Italian will look to improve in January.

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